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A New Digital Watermarking Algorithm Using Combination of Least Significant Bit (LSB) and Inverse Bit

11/2011; 3(4).
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we introduce a new digital watermarking algorithm using least
significant bit (LSB). LSB is used because of its little effect on the image.
This new algorithm is using LSB by inversing the binary values of the watermark
text and shifting the watermark according to the odd or even number of pixel
coordinates of image before embedding the watermark. The proposed algorithm is
flexible depending on the length of the watermark text. If the length of the
watermark text is more than ((MxN)/8)-2 the proposed algorithm will also embed
the extra of the watermark text in the second LSB. We compare our proposed
algorithm with the 1-LSB algorithm and Lee's algorithm using Peak
signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR). This new algorithm improved its quality of the
watermarked image. We also attack the watermarked image by using cropping and
adding noise and we got good results as well.

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