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A Technique for Increasing Payload Capacity of RGB Images Steganography based on Mod Factor and Segmentation

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Mahmoud S. Abdelbar, Abdelmgeid A. Ali, M. Hasabala

Mahmoud S Abdelbar, Abdelmgeid A Ali and M Hasabala. A Technique for Increasing Payload Capacity of RGB Images Steganography based on Mod Factor and Segmentation. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(13):29-35, July 2021. BibTeX

	author = {Mahmoud S. Abdelbar and Abdelmgeid A. Ali and M. Hasabala},
	title = {A Technique for Increasing Payload Capacity of RGB Images Steganography based on Mod Factor and Segmentation},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {July 2021},
	volume = {183},
	number = {13},
	month = {Jul},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {29-35},
	numpages = {7},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021921439},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


With the evolution of computer technologies and the internet, the security of information has become the most crucial challenges in communication to protect information, Steganography is one of the data hiding techniques which embed secret information in a media such as images, sounds, videos, and etc. in a way that it is not detectable by others. Focusing on the image, there are many methods which apply image steganography, with the increasing rate of unauthorized access and attacks, security of confidential data has an utmost importance. Steganography hides the confidential data in some cover image such that the existences of the data, which do not arouse suspicion regarding the communication taking place between two parties. In this paper, we proposed a technique to hide the secret message inside the cover image based on segmented the blue layer from the cover image, using initial threshold value, and we can change the value of the threshold according to the size of the secret message. Finally convert the secret message and embedding it in the segmented area. The results showed that the proposed technique gives better results of higher PSNR lower MSE.


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Steganography, least-significant-bit, modulus factor, segmentation