Image Transmorphing with JPEG
Picture-related applications are extremely popular because pictures present attractive and vivid information. Nowadays, people record everyday life, communicate with each other, and enjoy entertainment using various interesting imaging applications. In many cases, processed images need to be recovered to their original versions. However, most approaches require storage or transmission of both original and processed images separately, which result in increased bandwidth and storage resources to be used. In contrast, in this paper, we present a JPEG transmorphing algorithm, which converts an image to its processed version while preserving sufficient information about the original image in the processed image. It does this by inserting partial information about the original image in the application markers of the processed JPEG image file, so that the original image can be later recovered. Experiments are conducted and results show that the proposed method offers a number of attractive features and a good performance in many applications.