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Image watermarking based on the space/spatial-frequency analysis and Hermite functions expansion

Stankovic, Srdjan and Orovic, Irena and Chabert, Marie and Mobasseri, Bijan Image watermarking based on the space/spatial-frequency analysis and Hermite functions expansion. (2013) Journal of Electronic Imaging, 22 (1). 1-36. ISSN 1017-9909

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.22.1.013014


An image watermarking scheme that combines Hermite functions expansion and space/spatial-frequency analysis is proposed. In the first step, the Hermite functions expansion is employed to select busy regions for watermark embedding. In the second step, the space/spatial-frequency representation and Hermite functions expansion are combined to design the imperceptible watermark, using the host local frequency content. The Hermite expansion has been done by using the fast Hermite projection method. Recursive realization of Hermite functions significantly speeds up the algorithms for regions selection and watermark design. The watermark detection is performed within the space/spatial-frequency domain. The detection performance is increased due to the high information redundancy in that domain in comparison with the space or frequency domains, respectively. The performance of the proposed procedure has been tested experimentally for different watermark strengths, i.e., for different values of the peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR). The proposed approach provides high detection performance even for high PSNR values. It offers a good compromise between detection performance (including the robustness to a wide variety of common attacks) and imperceptibility.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01138544
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Villanova University (USA)
Other partners > University of Montenegro (MONTENEGRO)
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Deposited On:13 Mar 2015 11:44

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