Date Added: Dec 2011
Steganography is the art of hiding the existence of data in another transmission medium to achieve secret communication. It does not replace cryptography but rather boosts the security using its obscurity features. Steganography method used in this paper is based on biometrics. And the biometric feature used to implement Steganography is skin tone region of images. Here secret data is embedded within skin region of image that provides an excellent secure location for data hiding. For this skin tone detection is performed using HSV (Hue, Saturation and Value) color space.