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A Rotation-Invariant Secure Image Watermarking Algorithm Incorporating Steerable Pyramid Transform

  • Jiangqun Ni
  • Rongyue Zhang
  • Jiwu Huang
  • Chuntao Wang
  • Quanbo Li
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4283)

Abstract

Robustness and security are the key issues in the development of image watermarking algorithm. A new rotation invariant security image watermarking algorithm based on steerable pyramid transform is proposed in this paper. The algorithm is characterized as follows: (1) the rotation invariance and robust watermarking are achieved concurrently on the same transform domain; (2) the rotation synchronization is obtained through template matching by using steerable pyramid transform, which satisfies the shiftability in orientation condition; (3) the watermarks are embedded into an oriented subband at angle θ, which can be interpolated with base filter kernels and used as a key in watermark detection to increase the security of watermark; (4) the watermark detector is designed based on the steerable vector HMM model. High robustness is observed against StirMark attacks and their joint attacks.

Keywords

Watermark Scheme JPEG Compression Watermark Embedding Watermark Algorithm Watermark Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiangqun Ni
    • 1
  • Rongyue Zhang
    • 1
  • Jiwu Huang
    • 1
  • Chuntao Wang
    • 1
  • Quanbo Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Communication EngineeringSun Yat-Sen University GuangzhouP.R. China

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