Reversible Data Hiding With Automatic Brightness Preserving Contrast Enhancement

Suah Kim, Rolf Lussi, Xiaochao Qu, Fangjun Huang, Hyoung Joong Kim

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Reversible data hiding with automatic contrast enhancement methods provide an interoperable way to reduce the storage requirement for automatic image enhancement applications: original image can be recovered from the enhanced image without any additional information. Unlike the previous work, where the goal was to maximize the contrast, the proposed method increases the contrast to an appropriate level using an idea called brightness preservation. This is achieved by using an adaptive bin selection process based on the original brightness. Extensive experimental results verify that the enhanced images produced using the proposed method are visually and quantitatively superior than the existing work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2271-2284
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 1


  • Automatic brightness preserving contrast enhancement
  • automatic image enhancement
  • histogram shifting
  • reversible contrast enhancement
  • reversible data hiding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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