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Influence of a large-image watermarking scheme parallelization on possible attacks
Author(s): Oscar Divorra Escoda; Rosa Maria Figueras i Ventura; Eric Debes; Touradj Ebrahimi
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Paper Abstract

Digital data representation provides an efficient and fast way to access to information and to exchange it. In many situations though ownership or copyright protection mechanisms are desired. For still images and video, one possible way to achieve this is through watermarking. Watermarking consists of an imperceptible information embedded within a given media. Parallel Processing Watermarking Embedding Schemes have demonstrated to be efficient from a computational and memory usage point of view for very large images. These schemes consist in dividing the image into tiles and watermarking each independently. The processing allows the use of a parallel computation scheme. The watermarking method used in the scope of this work is a parallel variant of an approach known as self-referenced Spread Spectrum signature pattern. Since the watermarking scheme has been modified through tiling, the extra references due to signature replication can be used in the retrieval. This work describes the above mentioned approach to watermark images and provides an analysis of its performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4472, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIV, (7 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449753
Show Author Affiliations
Oscar Divorra Escoda, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Lausanne (Switzerland)
Rosa Maria Figueras i Ventura, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Lausanne (Switzerland)
Eric Debes, Intel Corp. (United States)
Touradj Ebrahimi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Lausanne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4472:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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