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Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

Volume 3215 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 643-649

Wavelet-Based Image Watermarking Using the Genetic Algorithm

  • Prayoth KumsawatAffiliated withSignal and Image Processing Research Group, School of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology
  • , Kitti AttkitmongcolAffiliated withSignal and Image Processing Research Group, School of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology
  • , Arthit SrikaewAffiliated withIntelligent System Research Group, School of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology
  • , Sarawut SujitjornAffiliated withIntelligent System Research Group, School of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology

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Abstract

Image watermarking provides copyright protection of digital image by hiding appropriate information in the original image in such a way that it does not cause degradation of the perceptual image quality and cannot be removed. The watermarking methods for transform domains are usually achieved by using the discrete cosine transform or the discrete wavelet transform. In this paper, we develop a technique for optimizing the image watermarking using the genetic algorithm applied to the wavelet transform domain to improve the quality of the watermarked image and the robustness of the watermark. We then compare our experimental results with the results of previous works.