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An image adaptive blind watermarking algorithm based on HVS
Author(s): Hanqiang Cao; Hua Xiang; Fang Wei; Xutao Li
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Paper Abstract

Recently the protection of digital information has received significant attention and lots of techniques have been proposed. Digital watermarking is an efficacious technique to protect the copyright and ownership of digital information. Since 90' various implementation approaches about digital watermarking have been presented. In this paper, an adaptive blind watermarking algorithm for still images is proposed based on discrete wavelet transform. The wavelet theory mainly used in the multi-resolution analysis and recently has been applied to watermarking technique. In order to be more robust, the embedding strength is decided based on the background luminance and the texture mask characters of HVS, which is adaptive to the carrier image. The experimental results show that the watermarked image has a good quality of image, watermark is imperceptibility, the algorithm is robust against some image processing such as median filtering, JPEG lossy compression, additive Gaussian noise and cropping attacks and so on. Hence our method can be used to protect effectively property right of digital images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6044, MIPPR 2005: Image Analysis Techniques, 604401 (3 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.652246
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Hanqiang Cao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Hua Xiang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Fang Wei, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xutao Li, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6044:
MIPPR 2005: Image Analysis Techniques
Deren Li; Hongchao Ma, Editor(s)

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