A survey on image steganography and steganalysis

Bin Li, Junhui He, Jiwu Huang, Yun Qing Shi

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Steganography and steganalysis are important topics in information hiding. Steganography refers to the technology of hiding data into digital media without drawing any suspicion, while steganalysis is the art of detecting the presence of steganography. This paper provides a survey on steganography and steganalysis for digital images, mainly covering the fundamental concepts, the progress of steganographic methods for images in spatial representation and in JPEG format, and the development of the corresponding steganalytic schemes. Some commonly used strategies for improving steganographic security and enhancing steganalytic capability are summarized and possible research trends are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-172
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


  • Digital image
  • Information hiding
  • Steganalysis
  • Steganography


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