Image data hiding based on capacity-approaching dirty-paper coding Conference Paper uri icon


  • We present an image data-hiding scheme based on near-capacity dirty-paper codes. The scheme achieves high embedding rates by "hiding" information into mid-frequency DCT coefficients among each DCT block of the host image. To reduce the perceptual distortion due to data-hiding, the mid-frequency DCT coefficients are first perceptually scaled according to Watson's model. Then a rate-1/3 projection matrix in conjunction with a rate-1/5 capacity-approaching dirty-paper code is applied. We are able to embed 1500 information bits into 256 × 256 images, outperforming, under a Gaussian noise attack, currently the best known data-hiding scheme by 33%. Robustness tests against different attacks, such as low-pass filtering, image scaling, and lossy compression, show that our scheme is a good candidate for high-rate image data-hiding applications. © 2006 SPIE-IS&T.

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, Y., Sun, Y., Stanković, V., & Xiong, Z.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Yang||Sun, Yong||Stanković, Vladimir||Xiong, Zixiang

publication date

  • January 2006