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PLoS One. 2017 May 12;12(5):e0176979. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176979. eCollection 2017.

Reversible integer wavelet transform for blind image hiding method.

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1
Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt., Pakistan.
2
Department of Computer Science, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
3
Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbotabad, Pakistan.
4
Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt., Pakistan.

Abstract

In this article, a blind data hiding reversible methodology to embed the secret data for hiding purpose into cover image is proposed. The key advantage of this research work is to resolve the privacy and secrecy issues raised during the data transmission over the internet. Firstly, data is decomposed into sub-bands using the integer wavelets. For decomposition, the Fresnelet transform is utilized which encrypts the secret data by choosing a unique key parameter to construct a dummy pattern. The dummy pattern is then embedded into an approximated sub-band of the cover image. Our proposed method reveals high-capacity and great imperceptibility of the secret embedded data. With the utilization of family of integer wavelets, the proposed novel approach becomes more efficient for hiding and retrieving process. It retrieved the secret hidden data from the embedded data blindly, without the requirement of original cover image.

PMID:
28498855
PMCID:
PMC5428981
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0176979
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