A Novel Data Embedding Method Using Adaptive Pixel Pair Matching

This paper proposes a new data-hiding method based on Pixel Pair Matching (PPM). The basic idea of PPM is to use the values of pixel pair as a reference coordinate, and search a coordinate in the neighborhood set of this pixel pair according to a given message digit. The pixel pair is then replaced by the searched coordinate to conceal the digit. Exploiting Modification Direction (EMD) and Diamond Encoding (DE) are two data-hiding methods proposed recently based on PPM. The maximum capacity of EMD is 1.161 bpp and DE extends the payload of EMD by embedding digits in a larger notational system. The proposed method offers lower distortion than DE by providing more compact neighborhood sets and allowing embedded digits in any notational system.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Data Management Date Added: Feb 2012 Format: PDF

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