Reversible Image Data Hiding with Homomorphic Encryption and Contrast Enhancement

  • Fuqiang Di
  • Junyi Duan
  • Minqing ZhangEmail author
  • Yingnan Zhang
  • Jia Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 6)


This paper proposes a novel reversible data hiding algorithm with image contrast enhancement based on homomorphic public key cryptosystem. The additional data is embedded based on histogram shifting after preprocessing procedure. Then the image is encrypted using public key and side information is embedded. On the receiver side, the image with contrast enhancement is obtained directly after image decryption using private key. Due to the correlation between adjacent pixels, date extraction and image recovery can be implemented. To our best knowledge, it is the first reversible data hiding in encrypted image algorithm with image contrast enhancement. Experimental results have demonstrated the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method.


Reversible data hiding Image encryption Homomorphic encryption Contrast enhancement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fuqiang Di
    • 1
  • Junyi Duan
    • 1
  • Minqing Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yingnan Zhang
    • 1
  • Jia Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering University of the People’s Armed PoliceXi’anChina

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