Reversible data hiding for halftone images using histogram modification

Cheonshik Kim, YongSoo Choi, Hyong Joong Kim, Dongkyoo Shin, Dongil Shin, Ching Nung Yang

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This paper presents a reversible data hiding method for halftone images, which is an improved version of a histogram modification technique for data hiding with grayscale images. Each block (i.e., n-bits binary) of a halftone bitmap is transformed into a decimal format in order to use a histogram modification method. Furthermore, this is the first attempt to embed data into a halftone image using histogram modification. Our proposed method has low complexity and achieves a high embedding capacity with good perceptual quality compared to the prior arts. In an experiment, our data hiding method has verified by a comparison with previous methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1861-1872
Number of pages12
JournalInformation (Japan)
Issue number3 A
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1

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    Kim, C., Choi, Y., Kim, H. J., Shin, D., Shin, D., & Yang, C. N. (2013). Reversible data hiding for halftone images using histogram modification. Information (Japan), 16(3 A), 1861-1872.