Date Added: Jul 2012
Existing methods when employ compression there is no consideration of security, similarly when it describe encryption there is no consideration of size i.e. compression. In this paper a simultaneous image compression and encryption scheme is discussed. The order of the two processes viz. compression and encryption is EC, i.e., image encryption is performed first then the image compression is applied. For image encryption a symmetric key cryptography multiplicative cipher is used. Similarly for compression Discrete Cosine Transform is used. In the proposed approach a private key cryptography is used for encryption without sharing the secret key.