Lossless data hiding: Fundamentals, algorithms and applications

Yun Q. Shi, Zhicheng Ni, Dekun Zou, Changyin Liang, Guorong Xuan

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Recently, among various data hiding techniques, a new subset called lossless data hiding has drawn tremendous interests. By lossless data hiding, it is meant that the marked media can be reversed to the original cover media without any distortion after the hidden data are retrieved. After a careful study of all lossless data hiding algorithms published up to today, we classify the existing algorithms into three categories: 1) Those developed for fragile authentication; 2) Those developed aiming at large embedding capacity; 3) Those developed for semi-fragile authentication. The mechanisms, merits, drawbacks and applications of these algorithms are analyzed, and some future research issues are addressed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)II33-II36
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Symposium on Cirquits and Systems - Proceedings - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 23 2004May 26 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Lossless data hiding
  • Reversible data hiding
  • Robust lossless data hiding
  • Watermarking


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