Robust Watermarking for Multiple Images and Users Based on Visual Cryptography

  • Sheng-Shiang Chang
  • Chih-Hung Lin
  • Tzung-Her Chen
  • Kai-Siang Lin
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 238)

Abstract

In this paper, we proposed a robust watermarking worked for multiple images and multiple users. This scheme adopted polynomial-based image secret sharing, DWT transform, and chaos technique. Secret sharing scheme provides better efficient on protecting copyright with multiple users, specifically in some situation, we are not easy to recover watermark by all participants. In order to verify copyright easier, we use polynomial-based image secret sharing scheme to reach a supervised verification. Any two users whose owns capability can recover the watermark with the trust authority. The experimental result shows that this scheme is efficient and robust.

Keywords

watermarking visual cryptography wavelet transform 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheng-Shiang Chang
    • 1
  • Chih-Hung Lin
    • 2
  • Tzung-Her Chen
    • 1
  • Kai-Siang Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Chiayi UniversityChia-Yi CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of Mathematics and Science EducationNational Chiayi UniversityMinxiong TownshipTaiwan

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