Block-Based Steganographic Algorithm Using Modulus Function and Pixel-Value Differencing

Ahlam K. Al-Dhamari, Khalid A. Darabkh
2017 Journal of Software Engineering and Applications  
The main purpose in developing the steganographic algorithms lies in achieving most of the steganographic objectives which comprise the embedding capacity, imperceptibility, security, robustness and complexity. In this paper, we propose a high quality steganographic algorithm using new block structure which makes a good use of both modulus function and pixel-value differencing, namely, MF-PVD. We have made many experiments with various test images from several galleries, such as USC-SIPI and
more » ... TERLOO-LINK. The performance of our proposed algorithm is verified using three different performance metrics which include peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR), structural similarity index measure (SSIM), and embedding capacity (EC). Experimental results and comparisons with six pertinent state-of-art algorithms are given to prove the validation and efficiency of the proposed algorithm.
doi:10.4236/jsea.2017.101004 fatcat:junqpkmxxza6npjq6atoiqt56y