Steganographic algorithm using the different color components of a 24-bit image

  • 1 National Military University, Faculty of Artillery, AAD and KIS, Shumen,Bulgaria
  • 2 National Military University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria


The article deals with the steganography system which hides text inside images without losing data in components of RGB model The secret message is hidden in the cover image using Least Significant Bit (LSB) algorithm. The comparative results for the proposed algorithm are very promising for blue components of image. To evaluate steganography system properties are used the measures like Signalto- Noise Ratio (SNR), Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PRSN), Mean Squared Error (MSE) and Structural Similarity Index for measuring (SSIM). The aim of the study is to determine whether there is a change in the qualitative characteristics of the stego image, when it is hidden the same information, but in a different color channel, to determine which color channel shows the most invisibility to others and is it advisable to be used in the transmission of confidential information.



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