Abstract: Digital watermarking mainly used to transmit confidential data, by embedding that data into some color images. This paper presents a technique to implement data hiding in color images using Advanced Encryption Scheme (AES-128) and their restoration to original data to generate a time effective and secure technique. AES-128 is used to encrypt the data and to offer message authentication. Some tentative and structural designs are also given in this paper to explain the effectiveness of proposed technique.

Keywords: Digital Watermarking, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-128), Structural Designs, Data Hiding.