Journal of Real-Time Image Processing

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 611–622 | Cite as

A fast coding method for distortion-free data hiding in high dynamic range image

  • Yue Guo
  • Weiming ZhangEmail author
  • Dongdong Hou
  • Yuanzhi Yao
  • Shuangkui Ge
Special Issue Paper


Reversible data hiding (RDH) technique allows the original cover to be lossless restored after the secret message is extracted, and high dynamic range (HDR) images are becoming more and more popular. We found that the existing RDH schemes for HDR image will cause serious stream expansion, which means that the storage size of the cover HDR image will expand. Noticing that we proposed a fast coding method named reverse-Golomb code for message embedding in all-zero cover to reduce the number of the alteration of pixel’s status, and thus reduce the stream expansion of cover HDR images. The experimental results show the superiority of our method.


Reversible data hiding High dynamic range image Stream expansion Arithmetic coder 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61572452, U1636201, and U1536104.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yue Guo
    • 1
  • Weiming Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dongdong Hou
    • 1
  • Yuanzhi Yao
    • 1
  • Shuangkui Ge
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Information Science and TechnologyUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina
  2. 2.Beijing Institute of Electronic Technology ApplicationBeijingChina

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