Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Electrical, Computer Engineering and Electronics

A Histogram Based Watermarking Algorithm Robust to Geometric Distortions

Authors
Xuefeng Hu, Daoshun Wang
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Xuefeng Hu
Available Online June 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icecee-15.2015.151How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Digital watermark; Histogram modification; Geometric distortions; HVS
Abstract
Most of the histogram-based watermarking methods focused on the geometric invariance feature more while paying less attention to the robustness to some common image processing attacks like JPEG compression. In this paper, we propose a new histogram modification scheme considering the visual quality of the watermarked image while combining block dividing and histogram statistics for the first time in watermarking scheme. We use the mean pixel value of divided blocks to calculate histogram and the mean square error to select blocks to be modified based on HVS. We can obtain a good trade-off between robustness to geometric attacks and common image processing attacks by adjusting the block size. Finally the complete embedding and extracting algorithms are given. The experiment shows that the proposed approach has an excellent robustness against geometric attacks and some normal attacks, such as adding noise and JPEG compression.
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
June 2015
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978-94-62520-81-3
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icecee-15.2015.151How to use a DOI?
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