An LSB Substitution with Bit Inversion Steganography Method

Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 43)


Several works have been proposed and implemented for image Steganography using LSB substitution. In this paper, a module based LSB substitution method is implemented, which is further improved by using a novel bit inversion technique. The substitution method hides the message data after compressing smoother areas of the image in a lossless way, resulting in fewer number of modified cover image pixels. After this, a bit inversion technique is applied. In the bit inversion technique, certain LSBs of pixels of cover image are changed if they occur with a particular pattern. In this way, less number of pixels is modified. So PSNR of stego-image is improved. For correct de-steganography, the bit patterns for which LSBs has inverted needs to be stored within the stego-image somewhere.


LSB substitution Bit inversion Steganography PSNR Image quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringZakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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