1 July 1995 Image encryption method using a class of fractals
Author Affiliations +
J. of Electronic Imaging, 4(3), (1995). doi:10.1117/12.208654
We present a cryptographic scheme for encrypting 2-D gray scale images by using a large family of fractals. This scheme is based on a transposition of the image elements implemented by a generator of 2-D hierarchical scanning patterns producing a large subset of the (n2)! possible orders defined on a 2-D image of n × n elements. Each pattern defines a distinct order of pixels and can be described by an expression, which is considered as the key of the transposition. This transposition cipher can easily be combined with various substitution ciphers, producing efficient product ciphers operating on pictorial data. Two such ciphers are constructed and their effects on real gray value images are shown. Encryption and decryption algorithms are derived from a parallel algorithm implementing the creation of the family of scanning patterns.
C. Alexopoulos, Nikolaos G. Bourbakis, N. Ioannou, "Image encryption method using a class of fractals," Journal of Electronic Imaging 4(3), (1 July 1995). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.208654


Connectivity-preserving morphological image transformations
Proceedings of SPIE (November 01 1991)
Image data compression using the SCAN patterns
Proceedings of SPIE (April 08 1993)
Dyadic-shift-based image processing
Proceedings of SPIE (August 26 2004)
The Variation Method A Technique To Estimate The Fractal...
Proceedings of SPIE (October 13 1987)

Back to Top