Visual Cryptography for Image Processing and Security

Theory, Methods, and Applications

  • Feng Liu
  • Wei Qi Yan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 1-21
  3. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 23-52
  4. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 53-82
  5. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 83-129
  6. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 131-147
  7. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 149-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-167

About this book


This unique text/reference addresses the fundamental concepts in the theory and practice of visual cryptography, a secret sharing technique which allows the encryption of an image without requiring any complex computation or knowledge of cryptography.

The design, construction, analysis, and application of visual cryptography schemes (VCSs) are discussed in detail. Original, cutting-edge research is presented on probabilistic, size invariant, threshold, concolorous, and cheating immune VCS. This updated second edition has also been expanded with new content on braille and 2D barcode authentication of visual cryptography shares.

Topics and features:

• Contains review exercises at the end of each chapter, as well as a helpful glossary (NEW)

• Provides a thorough introduction to the field of visual cryptography

• Examines various common problems in visual cryptography,

including the alignment, flipping, cheating, distortion, and thin line problems

• Reviews a range of visual cryptography schemes, including XOR-based visual cryptography and security enriched VCS

• Describes different methods for presenting color content using visual cryptographic techniques

• Covers such applications of visual cryptography as watermarking, resolution variant VCS, and multiple resolution VCS

This logically-structured and comprehensive work will serve as a helpful reference for all researchers and students interested in do


Document Authentication Image Processing Image Watermarking Secret Sharing Visual Cryptography

Authors and affiliations

  • Feng Liu
    • 1
  • Wei Qi Yan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Information EngineeringBeijingChina
  2. 2.Auckland University of TechnologyNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23472-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23473-1
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