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A Non-blind Color Image Watermarking Scheme Resistent Against Geometric Attacks

By A. Ghafoor and M. Imran

Abstract

A non-blind color image watermarking scheme using principle component analysis, discrete wavelet transform and singular value decomposition is proposed. The color components are uncorrelated using principle component analysis. The watermark is embedded into the singular values of discrete wavelet transformed sub-band associated with principle component containing most of the color information. The scheme was tested against various attacks (including histogram equalization, rotation, Gaussian noise, scaling, cropping, Y-shearing, X-shearing, median filtering, affine transformation, translation, salt & pepper, sharpening), to check robustness. The results of proposed scheme are compared with state-of-the-art existing color watermarking schemes using normalized correlation coefficient and peak signal to noise ratio. The simulation results show that proposed scheme is robust and imperceptible

Topics: Copyright protection, digital watermarking, principle component analysis, discrete wavelet transform, singular value decomposition, color watermarking, Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering, TK1-9971, Technology, T, DOAJ:Electrical and Nuclear Engineering, DOAJ:Technology and Engineering
Publisher: Spolecnost pro radioelektronicke inzenyrstvi
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:30947d811dc5408598ed52fb7dba34ee
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