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An Optimized Trade-off Decomposition Steganography Algorithm

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 86 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2014
Mazhar Tayel
Hamed Shawky

Mazhar Tayel and Hamed Shawky. Article: An Optimized Trade-off Decomposition Steganography Algorithm. International Journal of Computer Applications 86(5):19-23, January 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Mazhar Tayel and Hamed Shawky},
	title = {Article: An Optimized Trade-off Decomposition Steganography Algorithm},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {86},
	number = {5},
	pages = {19-23},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


In this paper a modified Steganography algorithm is proposed. A fuzzification is performed in the message channel to compress the decomposed coefficients before embedding in the cover-image to get a new Stego-image. A relative embedding strength factor (ESF) is used for embedding the secret in the cover-image. The well known metrics (MSE, PSNR, Cor. and Entropy) were used to evaluate quality of the modified algorithm. Also, the trade-off factor was introduced to determine an optimum value for the ESF to get an acceptable degradation in the Stego-image. In addition, the reconstruction algorithm mentioned in previous paper was modified using the optimum value of the ESF. Comparisons show improved results w. r. t. other algorithms.


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