publication . Article . 2016

adaptive blind image watermarking using edge pixel concentration

H. R. Fazlali; S. Samavi; N. Karimi; S. Shirani;
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  • Published: 29 Jan 2016 Journal: Multimedia Tools and Applications, volume 76, pages 3,105-3,120 (issn: 1380-7501, eissn: 1573-7721, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
In recent years many methods for image watermarking have been proposed to overcome the growing concern of copyright protection. The goal of all these methods is to satisfy the tradeoff between two important characteristics of robustness and imperceptibility. In this paper an adaptive blind watermarking method in the Contourlet transform domain is proposed. In this method we apply a two-level Contourlet transform on the original image. The first level approximate image is partitioned into blocks. Using a novel edge detection algorithm, important edges of each block of the approximate image are detected and the entropy of each block is also computed. Then by conca...
Subjects
free text keywords: Robustness (computer science), Computer vision, Computer science, Pattern recognition, Digital watermarking, Watermark, Contourlet, Discrete cosine transform, Edge detection, Embedding, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Pixel
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