A Robust Blind Image Watermarking Method Using Local Maximum Amplitude Wavelet Coefficient Quantization
ABSTRACT In this paper, an innovative blind watermarking algorithm has been proposed for imagery applications. This algorithm has used the coefficients of the discrete wavelet transform of the host image in the form of super trees to embed the predefined binary watermark in the host image. In this scheme, a pseudo random sequence is generated to determine the exact wavelet super trees used for embedding procedure. In the next step, after choosing the maximum and second maximum amplitude coefficients of each super tree, the distance vector between two coefficients is computed. For embedding bit zero of the specified watermark, the values of the distance vector elements are decreased, while for embedding bit 1, those values will be increased based on the proposed formulas. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm has significant robustness against image processing attacks, especially JPEG compression and also the PSNR value for the watermarked images generated by the proposed method is more than 42 dB.
Conference Proceeding: A wavelet-based watermarking scheme using double wavelet tree energy modulation[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Wavelet tree based watermarking algorithms are generally using the energy difference among grouped wavelet coefficients for invisible watermark embedding and extraction. According to the cryptanalysis of wavelet tree quantization (WTQ) scheme, its robustness has been proven weak and modified wavelet tree quantization (MWTQ) is developed consequently. However, MWTQ needs the wavelet tree group data as the extra information and MWTQ is not blind for watermark extraction. Therefore, a novel wavelet tree watermarking using double wavelet tree energy modulation is proposed in this study. This study has performed intensive comparison for the proposed scheme with WTQ, WTGM and MWTQ under various signal processing attacks. The experiment results demonstrate that the proposed technique yields better performance with higher degree of robustness than WTQ.Image Processing, 2008. ICIP 2008. 15th IEEE International Conference on; 11/2008
- IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 01/2001; 10:783-791.
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ABSTRACT: This paper proposes a wavelet-tree-based blind watermarking scheme for copyright protection. The wavelet coefficients of the host image are grouped into so-called super trees. The watermark is embedded by quantizing super trees. The trees are so quantized that they exhibit a large enough statistical difference, which will later be used for watermark extraction. Each watermark bit is embedded in perceptually important frequency bands, which renders the mark more resistant to frequency based attacks. Also, the watermark is spread throughout large spatial regions. This yields more robustness against time domain geometric attacks. Examples of various attacks will be given to demonstrate the robustness of the proposed technique.IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 03/2004; 13(2):154-65. · 3.20 Impact Factor