An Adaptive Frequency Based Steganography Technique

  • Sonam ChhikaraEmail author
  • Rajeev Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 835)


Steganography is an art of embedding data in an imperceptible way. Steganography technique has two category based on transformation: spatial and frquency domain transformation based techniques. The requirements of steganography are capacity, quality and imperceptibility. This paper works on capacity and quality simultaneously by embedding data in transformed domain at selected locations. Here, secret message bits are embedded in middle frequency, few low frequency and high frequency components at alternate position of discrete cosine transformed image. By this method, secret message bits will less affect the cover image’s information part. Analyses of this method and other DCT based methods over same image data set shows that proposed work has good PSNR value and high embedding capacity.


Steganography Data hiding Security DCT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer and System SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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