JPEG Image Steganography based on Coefficients Selection and Partition

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Arshiya Sajid Ansari 1,* Mohammad Sajid Mohammadi 2 Mohammad Tanvir Parvez 2

1. Noida International University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering NCR Delhi Noida, India

2. Qassim University, Computer Engineering Department, Qassim, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 17 Feb. 2017 / Revised: 25 Mar. 2017 / Accepted: 8 May 2017 / Published: 8 Jun. 2017

Index Terms

JPEG Image Steganography, Partition Scheme, Indicator Sequence, Encoded Shared Key


In this paper, we propose a novel JPEG image Steganography algorithm based on partition schemes on image coefficient values. Our method selects the AC and DC coefficients of a JPEG image according to a channel selection method and then identifies appropriate coefficients to store the secret data-bits. As opposed to other reported works, in our algorithm each selected coefficient can store a variable number of data-bits that are decided using the concept called ‘Partition Scheme’. Experimental results indicate the suitability of the proposed algorithm as compared to other existing methods. 

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Arshiya Sajid Ansari, Mohammad Sajid Mohammadi, Mohammad Tanvir Parvez,"JPEG Image Steganography based on Coefficients Selection and Partition", International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP), Vol.9, No.6, pp.14-22, 2017. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2017.06.02


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