Improving Watermark Resistance against Removal Attacks Using Orthogonal Wavelet Adaptation

  • Jan Stolarek
  • Piotr Lipiński
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7147)


This paper proposes a new approach for enhancing the robustness of wavelet-based image watermarking algorithms. The method adjusts wavelet used in the process of image watermarking in order to maximize resistance against image processing operations. Effectiveness of the approach is demonstrated using blind multiplicative watermarking algorithm, but it can easily be generalized to all wavelet-based watermarking algorithms. Presented results demonstrate that wavelets generated using proposed approach outperform other wavelet bases commonly used in image watermarking in terms of robustness to removal attacks.


Discrete Wavelet Transform Cover Image Image Watermark Digital Watermark Watermark Embedding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Stolarek
    • 1
  • Piotr Lipiński
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information TechnologyTechnical University of LodzPoland

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