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Selective Encryption of Visual Data

Classification of Application Scenarios and Comparison of Techniques for Lossless Environments

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We discuss techniques for selective encryption of visual data. After introducing a classification of application scenarios for selective encryption we derive conditions for the sensible employment of such an approach in each scenario. Finally, we propose and evaluate experimentally several selective encryption approaches for a specific lossless application scenario.


  • Selective image encryption
  • partial or soft encryption

This artificial name represents a group of students working on this project in the framework of the multimedia 1 laboratory (winterterm 2001/2002).

This work has been partially supported by the Austrian Science Fund, project no. 15170

The original version of this chapter was revised: The copyright line was incorrect. This has been corrected. The Erratum to this chapter is available at DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-35612-9_23


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Skrepth, C.J., Uhl, A. (2002). Selective Encryption of Visual Data. In: Jerman-Blažič, B., Klobučar, T. (eds) Advanced Communications and Multimedia Security. IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing, vol 100. Springer, Boston, MA.

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