A Novel Reversible Data Hiding with Skin Tone Smoothing Effect for Face Images

  • Yang YangEmail author
  • Xue Cai
  • Xingxing Xiao
  • Jinghan Ye
  • Wenyi Shi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12022)


In order to improve the visual quality of face images while embedding data reversibly, this paper proposes a novel reversible data hiding (RDH) with skin tone smoothing effect for face images. Firstly, data is embedded into the face images by RDH in color images. Then, the skin tone regions are extracted by an improved skin tone extraction algorithm. Lastly, the skin tone regions are smoothed by the proposed reversible smoothing skin tone algorithm. The experiments show that the visual quality of face images can be effectively improved after embedding the data comparing with other RDH methods and beautification algorithms.


Reversible data hiding Beautification technology Reversible skin tone smoothing Face images 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Yang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xue Cai
    • 1
  • Xingxing Xiao
    • 1
  • Jinghan Ye
    • 1
  • Wenyi Shi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronics and Information EngineeringAnhui UniversityHefeiChina

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