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ZIG-ZAG PVD – A Nontraditional Approach

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 7 - Article 2
Year of Publication: 2010
Authors:
M.Padmaa
Dr.Y.Venkataramani
10.5120/928-1305

Dr.Y.Venkataramani and M.Padmaa. Article: ZIG-ZAG PVD A Nontraditional Approach. International Journal of Computer Applications 5(7):5–10, August 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Dr.Y.Venkataramani and M.Padmaa},
	title = {Article: ZIG-ZAG PVD  A Nontraditional Approach},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {5},
	number = {7},
	pages = {5--10},
	month = {August},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}
}

Abstract

Communication has to be secure in order to be kept private. The latest developments in the field of digital communication have made secret communication possible. Image hiding is a method in which a secret image is hidden in a cover image thereby forming a hybrid or stego image. In this paper, data hiding is performed by taking difference value of three and two neighbouring pixels by adapting Zig-Zag traversing scheme (ZZTS). This method enhances security and the quality of image in spite of high capacity of concealed information. Error correction mechanism using hamming code is applied to ensure reliable secret communication. The effectiveness of the proposed stego system has been estimated by computing Mean Square Error(MSE),Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR), Mean Structural SIMilarity index(MSSIM) and Bits per colour Pixel. This paper also illustrates how security has been enhanced using this algorithm

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