Image Steganography-Based GUI Design to Hide Agricultural Data

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Solak S., Altınışık U.

Gazi University Journal of Science, vol.34, no.3, pp.748-763, 2021 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.35378/gujs.703803
  • Journal Name: Gazi University Journal of Science
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.748-763
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Throughout the ages, safely preserving and transmitting data that have extraordinary importance for humanity has increased its importance with rapid advances in computer technology. Steganography stores hidden data within the files, which are unnoticed by third parties, so it provides secure transmission of data to the receiver. In this study, a steganography-based GUI design has been carried out, which ensures that the agricultural data is safely stored and communicated to the other party. We used LSB one-bit, two-bit, three-bit substitution and PVD algorithms with GUI for stages of agricultural data hiding and extracting at cover images. We also provided extra security using the embedded key and shifting operations on the hidden data before hiding data the cover image. In short, we confused the hidden data in the cover image so that malicious people can't understand. In experimental studies, performance analysis was evaluated by comparing various criteria as similarity ratio (Structural Similarity Index Measure, SSIM), stego image quality (Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio, PSNR) and data hiding capacity (Payload).