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Host-interference rejecting watermarking for robust image authentication
Author(s): Maria Grazia Albanesi; Marco Ferretti; Federico Guerrini
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a novel digital watermarking technique for still image authentication. A model of the Human Visual System is exploited not only to enhance the visual quality of the watermarked images, but also to enhance the receiver’s probability of extracting the watermark correctly. Our goal is to jointly optimize rate, robustness and visibility, so that detailed features can be embedded, content-preserving manipulations are tolerated and the authenticated image is not distorted too severely by the embedding process. The algorithm performance has been assessed through numerical simulations and comparisons with the current state of the art. Results prove significant improvements in robustness against perceptually lossless modifications (such as mild JPEG and JPEG2000 compression).

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5018, Internet Imaging IV, (10 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476175
Show Author Affiliations
Maria Grazia Albanesi, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Marco Ferretti, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
Federico Guerrini, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5018:
Internet Imaging IV
Simone Santini; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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