Visual Cryptography for Image Processing and Security

Theory, Methods, and Applications

  • Feng Liu
  • Wei Qi Yan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 1-21
  3. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 23-61
  4. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 63-108
  5. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 109-125
  6. Feng Liu, Wei Qi Yan
    Pages 127-143
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-145

About this book


Visual cryptography is a secret sharing technique which allows the encryption of an image without requiring any complex computation or knowledge of cryptography.

This unique text/reference describes the fundamental concepts, theories and practice of visual cryptography. The design, construction, analysis, and application of visual cryptography schemes (VCSs) are discussed in detail. Original, cutting-edge research is presented on probabilistic, size invariant, threshold, concolorous, and cheating immune VCS.

Topics and features:

  • Provides a thorough introduction to the field of visual cryptography
  • Examines various common problems in visual cryptography, including the alignment, flipping, cheating, distortion, and thin line problems
  • Reviews a range of visual cryptography schemes, including XOR-based visual cryptography and security enriched VCS
  • Describes different methods for presenting color content using visual cryptographic techniques
  • Covers such applications of visual cryptography as watermarking, resolution variant VCS, and multiple resolution VCS

This logically-structured and comprehensive work will serve as a helpful reference for all researchers and students interested in document authentication and cryptography, including those involved in digital image processing, image watermarking, and media-based security technology.

Dr. Feng Liu is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Dr. Wei Qi Yan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.


Image Processing Image Watermarking Secret Sharing Visual Cryptography

Authors and affiliations

  • Feng Liu
    • 1
  • Wei Qi Yan
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Information SecurityInstitute of Information Engineering Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09643-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09644-5
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