Watermarking with low embedding distortion and self-propagating restoration capabilities

S. Bravo-Solorio, C. T. Li, A. K. Nandi

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    This paper presents a new fragile watermarking method, whereby two mechanisms are hierarchically structured to provide self-recovery capabilities. The first one is a secure block-wise mechanism, resilient to cropping, aimed at localising altered pixel-blocks. The second one is an iterative mechanism capable of reconstructing the original contents, by means of exhaustive attempts. The key features of the proposed method, which compare favourably to those of existing schemes, are low embedding distortion and resilience to cropping. Results demonstrate that the proposed scheme is capable of restoring the altered contents, even when the tampered region covers up to 32% of the total pixels in the image.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2012 - Proceedings
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781467325332
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event2012 19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing: ICIP 2012 - Coronado Springs - Disney World, Orlando, United States
    Duration: 30 Sep 201203 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 19th


    Conference2012 19th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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