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Digital image protection by means of cryptographic mixing transformations
Author(s): Adriana Vlad; Mihai Petru Mitrea
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Paper Abstract

A lot of research studies have been devoted to image protection, either by cryptographic methods (e.g. Opt. Eng. 35, Sept. 1996) or by watermarking techniques (e.g. Proc. SPIE Vol. 3971). In a previous study, the authors reconsidered and improved the cryptographic mixing transformations proposed by CE Shannon for natural language, obtaining a strong cipher for images, as well. The present paper goes deeply inside of the image protection problem: (1) by presenting some variants for the cryptographic mixing transformations which are good even when burst errors appear in the cryptogram; (2) by enabling the use of an m-gram substitution in the mixing functions; (3) by advancing a bridge between cryptographic methods and watermarking techniques. The illustrations are obtained out of processing: (a) computer-simulated random images obeying different probability laws and autocorrelation functions, (b) natural images, and (c) test images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4430, ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432892
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Adriana Vlad, Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (Romania)
Mihai Petru Mitrea, Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4430:
ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics

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