Next Article in Journal
Paramagnetic versus Diamagnetic Interaction in the SU(2) Higgs Model
Previous Article in Journal
Symmetry and Special Relativity
Previous Article in Special Issue
Food Safety Event Detection Based on Multi-Feature Fusion
Open AccessArticle

Reversible Steganographic Scheme for AMBTC-Compressed Image Based on (7,4) Hamming Code

1
School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Fuqing Branch of Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350300, China
2
Engineering Research Center for ICH Digitalization and Multi-source Information Fusion, (Fuqing Branch of Fujian Normal University), Fujian Province University, Fuzhou 350300, China
3
Department of Computer Science and Information Management, Providence University, Taichung 43301, Taiwan
4
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, Taichung 40724, Taiwan
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Symmetry 2019, 11(10), 1236; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11101236
Received: 22 August 2019 / Revised: 16 September 2019 / Accepted: 20 September 2019 / Published: 3 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information Technologies and Electronics)
In recent years, compression steganography technology has attracted the attention of many scholars. Among all image compression method, absolute moment block truncation coding (AMBTC) is a simple and effective compression method. Most AMBTC-based reversible data hiding (RDH) schemes do not guarantee that the stego AMBTC compression codes can be translated by the conventional AMBTC decoder. In other words, they do not belong to Type I AMBTC-based RDH scheme and easily attract malicious users’ attention. To solve this problem and enhance the hiding capacity, we used (7,4) hamming code to design a Type I AMBTC-based RDH scheme in this paper. To provide the reversibility feature, we designed a prediction method and judgement mechanism to successfully select the embeddable blocks during the data embedding phase and data extraction and recovery phase. In comparing our approach with other BTC-based schemes, it is confirmed that our hiding capacity is increased while maintaining the limited size of the compression codes and acceptable image quality of the stego AMBTC-compressed images.
Keywords: reversible data hiding; AMBTC; (7,4) hamming code reversible data hiding; AMBTC; (7,4) hamming code
MDPI and ACS Style

Juan, L.; Chia-Chen, L.; Chin-Chen, C. Reversible Steganographic Scheme for AMBTC-Compressed Image Based on (7,4) Hamming Code. Symmetry 2019, 11, 1236.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop