Encryption of Stereo Images after Compression by Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)


  • Marwah k Hussien




Stereoimaging, Stereoimage compression, Imageencryption, cryptography.


New partial encryption schemes are proposed, in which a secure encryption algorithm is used to encrypt only part of the compressed data. Partial encryption applied after application of image compression algorithm. Only 0.0244%-25% of the original data isencrypted for two pairs of dif-ferent grayscale imageswiththe size (256 ´ 256) pixels. As a result, we see a significant reduction of time in the stage of encryption and decryption. In the compression step, the Orthogonal Search Algorithm (OSA) for motion estimation (the dif-ferent between stereo images) is used. The resulting disparity vector and the remaining image were compressed by Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT), Quantization and arithmetic encoding. The image compressed was encrypted by Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The images were then decoded and were compared with the original images. Experimental results showed good results in terms of Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR), Com-pression Ratio (CR) and processing time. The proposed partial encryption schemes are fast, se-cure and do not reduce the compression performance of the underlying selected compression methods


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M. k Hussien, “Encryption of Stereo Images after Compression by Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)”, Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Science, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 156–161, Apr. 2018, doi: 10.23851/mjs.v28i2.511.

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