Visual cryptography is a secret sharing scheme for encrypting a secret image, it is a perfectly secure way that allows secret sharing without any cryptographic computation, which is termed as Visual Cryptography Scheme (VCS). In this paper secret image is divided into shares (printed on transparencies), and each share holds some information. At the receiver this shares are merged to obtain the secret information which is revealed without any complex computation. The proposed algorithm is for color host image, divided into three color planes Red, Green, Blue and merged with secret image which is binarized and divided into shares. The decoding requires aligning the result obtained by merging color host image and shares, so as to obtain the secret image.
"VISUAL CRYPTOGRAPHY FOR COLOR IMAGES,"
International Journal of Electronics and Electical Engineering: Vol. 2
, Article 16.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijeee/vol2/iss2/16