A Robust and Transparent Watermarking Method Against Block-Based Compression Attacks

  • Phi Bang Nguyen
  • Azeddine Beghdadi
  • Marie Luong
Conference paper


In this paper, we present a new transparent and robust watermarking method against block-based compression attacks based on two perceptual models. In order to resist to block-based compression, the main idea is to embed the watermark into regions that are not or less affected by blocking effect. These auspicious regions are selected based on a spatial prediction model of blocking effect. Then, the embedding strength is optimally determined using a JND model. The combination of these two models provides more gain in robustness and transparency. Experimental results demonstrate that our proposed method achieves a good invisibility and robustness against common “signal processing” attacks, especially to JPEG compression.


Watermarking Pyramid transform Human visual system Blocking effect prediction JND 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phi Bang Nguyen
    • 1
  • Azeddine Beghdadi
    • 1
  • Marie Luong
    • 1
  1. 1.L2TI Laboratory, Galilee InstituteUniversity Paris 13VilletaneuseFrance

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