A new method for data hiding in grayscale images based on a human vision model with distortion-minimizing capabilities is proposed. Each of the eight bit planes of an input grayscale image is viewed as a binary image, into which message data are embedded horizontally. Two optimization techniques, namely, block pattern coding and dynamic programming, are proposed for image distortion minimization. Experimental results show good performs of the proposed method.
Proceedings of 2007 Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, Miaoli, Taiwan, Republic of China