Lossless Data Hiding Based on Companding Technique and Difference Expansion of Triplets

ShaoWei WENG  Yao ZHAO  Jeng-Shyang PAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.8   pp.1717-1718
Publication Date: 2007/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.8.1717
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image
Keyword: 
reversible watermarking,  companding technique,  DE of triplets,  

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Summary: 
A reversible data hiding scheme based on the companding technique and the difference expansion (DE) of triplets is proposed in this paper. The companding technique is employed to increase the number of the expandable triplets. The capacity consumed by the location map recording the expanded positions is largely decreased. As a result, the hiding capacity is considerably increased. The experimental results reveal that high hiding capacity can be achieved at low embedding distortion.