Reversible Data Hiding for JPEG Images Based on Histogram Pairs

  • Guorong Xuan
  • Yun Q. Shi
  • Zhicheng Ni
  • Peiqi Chai
  • Xia Cui
  • Xuefeng Tong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4633)

Abstract

This paper proposes a lossless data hiding technique for JPEG images based on histogram pairs. It embeds data into the JPEG quantized 8x8 block DCT coefficients and can achieve good performance in terms of PSNR versus payload through manipulating histogram pairs with optimum threshold and optimum region of the JPEG DCT coefficients. It can obtain higher payload than the prior arts. In addition, the increase of JPEG file size after data embedding remains unnoticeable. These have been verified by our extensive experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guorong Xuan
    • 1
  • Yun Q. Shi
    • 2
  • Zhicheng Ni
    • 2
  • Peiqi Chai
    • 1
  • Xia Cui
    • 1
  • Xuefeng Tong
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science, Tongji University, ShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Dept. of ECE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New JerseyUSA

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