Merge and Split approach incolor image Steganography using Run Length Encoding and LSB Techniques


G. Rajput
Department of Computer Science, Karnataka State Akkamahadevi Women’s University, Vijayapura, KA, India.
Ramesh Chavan
Department of Computer Science, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, KA, India.


The purpose of steganography is to communicate secret messages between the sender and intended recipient in such a way that no one suspects the very existence of the message. The techniques aim to protect the secret information from third parties by embedding them into other information such as text, audio signals, images, and video frames. In this paper we propose a novel approach of hiding secret messages in multiple images (a cover image)using run length encoding and LSB techniques and communicate the message to intended person over the communication channel by transmitting individual images.Experiments are performed on a set of color images and performance of the proposed system is presented.