Implementation of Reversible Data Hiding Using Suitable Wavelet Transform For Controlled Contrast Enhancement

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Amita A. Ghadyalji, Sagar S. Badnerkar


Data Hiding is important for secrete communication and it is also essential to keep the data hidden to be received by the intended recipient only. The conventional Reversible Data Hiding (RDH) algorithms pursue high Peak-Signal-to-Noise-Ratio (PSNR) at certain amount of embedding bits. Considering an importance of improvement in image visual quality than keeping high PSNR, a novel RDH scheme utilizing contrast enhancement to replace the PSNR was presented with the help of Integer Wavelet Transform (IWT). In proposed work, the identification of suitable transform from different wavelet families is planned to enhance the security of data by encrypting it and embedding more bits with the original image to generate stego image. The obtained stego image will be transmitted to the other end, where the receiver will extract the transmitted secrete data and original cover image from stego image using required keys. It will use a proper transformation for the purpose of Controlled Contrast Enhancement (CCE) to achieve the intended RDH so that the amount of embedding data bits and visual perception will be enhanced. The difference of the transmitted original image and restored original image is minor, which is almost invisible for human eyes though more bits are embedded with the original image. The performance parameters are also calculated.

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, A. A. G. S. S. B. “Implementation of Reversible Data Hiding Using Suitable Wavelet Transform For Controlled Contrast Enhancement”. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, vol. 5, no. 3, Mar. 2017, pp. 148-53, doi:10.17762/ijritcc.v5i3.259.