Vol.1, No.3, 2019, pp.151-158, doi:10.32604/jbd.2019.09057
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ARTICLE
A Meaningful Image Encryption Algorithm Based on Prediction Error and Wavelet Transform
  • Mengling Zou1, Zhengxuan Liu2, Xianyi Chen3, *
1 School of Computer and Software Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, China.
* Corresponding Author: Xianyi Chen. Email: 0204622@163.com.
Abstract
Image encryption (IE) is a very useful and popular technology to protect the privacy of users. Most algorithms usually encrypt the original image into an image similar to texture or noise, but texture and noise are an obvious visual indication that the image has been encrypted, which is more likely to cause the attacks of enemy. To overcome this shortcoming, many image encryption systems, which convert the original image into a carrier image with visual significance have been proposed. However, the generated cryptographic image still has texture features. In line with the idea of improving the visual quality of the final password images, we proposed a meaningful image hiding algorithm based on prediction error and discrete wavelet transform. Lots of experimental results and safety analysis show that the proposed algorithm can achieve high visual quality and ensure the security at the same time.
Keywords
Image encryption, meaningful, prediction error, wavelet transform.
Cite This Article
Zou, M., Liu, Z., Chen, X. (2019). A Meaningful Image Encryption Algorithm Based on Prediction Error and Wavelet Transform. Journal on Big Data, 1(3), 151–158.