The paper proposes a Steganography scheme which focuses on enhancing the embedding efficiency. There are only limited ways on which one can alter the cover image contents. So, for reaching a high embedding capacity, in the proposed method , the data is compressed using SPIHT algorithm and Arithmetic Coding. After which the information is embedded into the cover medium . The proposed method suggests an efficient strategy for hiding an image into a cover image of same size without much distortion and could be retrieved back successfully. The advantage of the system is that the cover medium size is reduced to the same size of the input image where in normal cases it is twice or even more. Also the cover image could be recovered from the original stego-image.
Lekha S. Nair and Joshy, L. M., “An Improved Image Steganography Method with SPIHT and Arithmetic Coding”, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications (FICTA) 2014, Cham, 2015.