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Hybrid Edge Detection Methods in Image Steganography for High Embedding Capacity


In this research, we propose two new image steganography techniques focusing on increasing image-embedding capacity. The methods will encrypt and hide secret information in the edge area. We utilized two hybrid methods for the edge detection of the images. The first method combines the Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) with the wavelet transform algorithm and the second method mixes the LOG and Canny. The Combining was performed using addWeighted. The text message will be encrypted using the GIFT cipher method for further security and low computation. For the effectiveness evaluation of the proposed method, various evaluation metrics were used such as embedding capacity, PSNR, MSE, and SSIM. The obtained results indicate that the proposed method has a greater embedding capacity in comparison with other methods, while still maintaining high levels of imperceptibility in the cover image.

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Computer Sciences, Information Technology