Signal, Image and Video Processing

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 247–253 | Cite as

Data hiding based on image texture classification

  • Eleni E. VarsakiEmail author
  • Vassilis Fotopoulos
  • Athanassios N. Skodras
Original Paper


In this paper, a new pattern-based fragile, semi-blind, spatial domain data hiding scheme is proposed. The Local Binary Pattern texture classification approach is used, in order to transparently and securely embed secret data into an image. Pixel values are modified in such a way that the texture satisfies the message requirements. The method is thoroughly studied and compared to other techniques in spatial domain in terms of capacity and image quality. The scheme performs well in images with smooth areas and can be used for authentication, tamper proofing, and secret communications.


Data hiding Texture analysis Local binary pattern Authentication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleni E. Varsaki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vassilis Fotopoulos
    • 1
  • Athanassios N. Skodras
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Systems & Media Computing Laboratory, School of Science and TechnologyHellenic Open UniversityPatrasGreece

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