International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP)

ISSN: 2074-9074 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9082 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIGSP Vol.8, No.7, Jul. 2016

A Secure Algorithm for Region of Interest (ROI) Encryption for RGB Color Images

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Aniruddha G. Phatak

Index Terms

Image encryption;Region of Interest;XOR;Pseudorandom generator;Cipher Block Chaining


An algorithm optimized towards encrypting a specific region in an image is proposed. The encryption of specific region(s) in an image is often of more practical relevance than encrypting the entire image, thus avoiding wastage of time and processing power. The algorithm proposed is ideal for encrypting images with relatively small Region of Interest (ROI). It makes novel use of the XOR operation and the relative visual redundancy of the blue-plane components in a RGB color image. A pseudorandom number generator is used as a basic security feature. Furthermore, Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) is also suggested as an improvement to further enhance the security of the algorithm. The algorithm may be classified as lossy since some visual data is sacrificed in the decrypting process. However, in case of encryption algorithms, the high security of the encrypted image is often given priority over faithful reproduction of images.

Cite This Paper

Aniruddha G. Phatak,"A Secure Algorithm for Region of Interest (ROI) Encryption for RGB Color Images", International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP), Vol.8, No.7, pp.67-72, 2016.DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2016.07.08


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