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 Notice: A bug in iOS 13 can cause the Shortcuts app to crash on some devices when running the shortcut. This also applies to the iOS 12 version of SteganoGraphy under iOS 13.


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«


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)


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Latest Release Notes

1.2 - Oct. 12, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Added Dark Mode Support

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