On Secure Digital Image Watermarking Techniques
Manjit Thapa, Sandeep Kumar Sood
DOI: 10.4236/jis.2011.24017   PDF    HTML     8,311 Downloads   17,966 Views   Citations


Digital watermarking is used to hide the information inside a signal, which can not be easily extracted by the third party. Its widely used application is copyright protection of digital information. It is different from the encryption in the sense that it allows the user to access, view and interpret the signal but protect the ownership of the content. One of the current research areas is to protect digital watermark inside the information so that ownership of the information cannot be claimed by third party. With a lot of information available on various search engines, to protect the ownership of information is a crucial area of research. In latest years, several digital watermarking techniques are presented based on discrete cosine transform (DCT), discrete wavelets transform (DWT) and discrete fourier transforms (DFT). In this paper, we propose an algorithm for digital image watermarking technique based on singular value decomposition; both of the L and U components are explored for watermarking algorithm. This technique refers to the watermark embedding algorithm and watermark extracting algorithm. The experimental results prove that the quality of the watermarked image is excellent and there is strong resistant against many geometrical attacks.

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Thapa, M. and Sood, S. (2011) On Secure Digital Image Watermarking Techniques. Journal of Information Security, 2, 169-184. doi: 10.4236/jis.2011.24017.

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