Robust Copy-Move Forgery Detection Based on Dual-Transform

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 132)


With the increasing popularity of digital media and the ubiquitous availability of media editing software, innocuous multimedia are easily tampered for malicious purposes. Copy-move forgery is one important category of image forgery, in which a part of an image is duplicated, and substitutes another part of the same image at a different location. Many schemes have been proposed to detect and locate the forged regions. However, these schemes fail when the copied region is affected by post-processing operations before being pasted. To rectify the problem and further improve the detection accuracy, we propose a robust copy-move forgery detection method based on dual-transform to detect such specific artifacts, in which a cascade of Radon transform (RT) and Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) is used. It will be shown that the dual-transform coefficients well conform the efficient assumption and therefore leads to more robust feature extraction results. Experimental results demonstrate that our method is robust not only to noise contamination, blurring, and JPEG compression, but also to region scaling, rotation and flipping, respectively.


Passive image forensics Copy-move forgery Dual-transform Duplicated region detection Mixture Post-processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information SecurityPukyong National UniversityBusanRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of IT Convergence and Application EngineeringPukyong National UniversityBusanRepublic of Korea

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