Hide a message within an image


Made for iOS 13

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With SteganoGraphy you’ll be able to conceal a message within an image. Optionally you can password protect your message to make it even more secure. The secret and hidden message can only be revealed with the same Shortcut. No internet connection required—works completely offline.

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Important Note:

Since a bug in iOS 13 can cause the Shortcuts app to crash on some devices when the shortcut is executed, SteganoGraphy 1.2.1 is now opened externally in Safari.


Attention: Technically your message will be encrypted to the image’s color values. That said, if the image gets cropped, resized or compressed afterwards the message gets lost. If you use this Shortcut eg with iMessage, make sure that Low-Quality Image Mode is turned off (under Settings > Messages).


  1. Import image from Photos
  2. Type/Insert message
  3. Password protect message (optional)
  4. Tap button »Hide Message«
  5. The generated image will be shown at the bottom of the page
  6. Tap and hold on image to save it

Note: Message length limit = 1000 chars! Why? The bigger the message the bigger the image needs to be. That said, this Shortcut needs a character length limitation to guarantee it works with almost every image you would like to use.

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  1. Import image from Photos
  2. Type password (if the message is password protected)
  3. Tap button »Reveal Message«

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The advantage of steganography over cryptography alone is that the intended secret message does not attract attention to itself as an object of scrutiny. Plainly visible encrypted messages, no matter how unbreakable they are, arouse interest and may in themselves be incriminating in countries in which encryption is illegal.

Whereas cryptography is the practice of protecting the contents of a message alone, steganography is concerned with concealing the fact that a secret message is being sent as well as concealing the contents of the message.

(Source: Wikipedia)


No third party Updater Shortcut required.

SteganoGraphy has an integrated update mechanism called Embed-a-Update. Thanks to the embedded updater, SteganoGraphy does not require any external updater shortcut. The shortcut checks for updates itself, so you'll always be up to date and never miss an update.

This Shortcut supports Embed-a-Update


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Latest Release Notes

1.2.1 - Oct. 22, 2019, 10:21 a.m.

• Due to a bug in iOS 13 that could cause the Shortcuts app to crash when running SteganoGraphy, the shortcut is now opened in Safari. As soon as the bug is fixed, SteganoGraphy will open again in the integrated browser window.

• Added Embed-a-Update Updater

Past versions