Content-Aware Reversible Data Hiding: URHS

  • Velpuru Muni Sekhar
  • P. Buddha Reddy
  • N. Sambasiva Rao
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 695)


This paper demonstrates a Reversible Data Hiding (RDH) technique by considering content-aware (region) information. This technique uses uniform region of histogram shift (URHS) technique to embed secret data into cover-content. Proposed technique can embed more data compared to traditional Histogram Modification (HM)-based RDH techniques. The experimental results also proved that image visual quality in terms of Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR) is more compared to RDH techniques based on HM. However, hybrid HM techniques such as histogram shift (HS) and differential expansion (DE), HS and prediction-error expansion (PEE), DE, PEE have more embedding capacity (EC) and approximately same PSNR. Computational cost of proposed technique is less compared to other techniques. Moreover, the experimental results suggest that proposed technique is more significant to less number of edges.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Velpuru Muni Sekhar
    • 1
  • P. Buddha Reddy
    • 1
  • N. Sambasiva Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Vardhaman College of EngineeringHyderabadIndia

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