Reversible data hiding techniques using multiple scanning difference value histogram modification

John Marin, Frank Y. Shih

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We present an improved histogram modification reversible data hiding algorithm using multiple scanning techniques. Using the size of the desired payload, an embedding order based on the embedding level and scanning technique is determined. Difference value histogram modification is then repeatedly performed on the image using the embedding order, and the overhead information is stored within the image. Experimental results indicate that our algorithm provides on average a 1.12 bpp payload capacity with 30dB PSNR and a 1.92 bpp maximum payload capacity. This is a 3% and 120% improvement, respectively, over using a single scanning technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-460
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


  • Difference value
  • Histogram modification
  • Reversible data hiding


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