This is an ideea of cryptography
with symmetric keys, using bitmaps.
The cryptography with symetric key works:
You have a text in clear M and a key K, for code.
Apply the key K to text in clear M and obtain
a coded message C.
Transfer coded message through a public line.
At receiver apply key K to coded message C
and obtain text in clear M.
Nobody can decode coding messages C if he
doesn't have key K.
The key is a bitmap.
The message in clear is a text file.
The coded message is a bitmap.
How application works:
An Ascii character is between 0 and 255.
And a pixel in a bitmap is RGB(0:255,0:255,0:255)
The basic ideea was to replace a component of a
RGB element from a pixel (let's say blue) with ASCII
character code. But in this case the photo
So the ideea is to broke ascii character code into three
parts. Example: 128 -> 1, 2, 8.
First part (1) is added to a pixel, over red component.
Second part (2) is added to the next pixel, over green component.
Third part (8) is added to the pixel, over blue component.
Using this method pixels are very little altered.
Limitations of application:
1.Application works only with bitmap files.
2.The text in clear file size must be smaller than
the size of bitmap key file.
3.Application is written in visual basic .net so you need
to have installed .net framework (free download from microsoft site).