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Multiple layer reversible image watermarking using enhancement of difference expansion techniques

Abdullah, Mohd. Shahidan and Abd. Manaf, Azizah (2010) Multiple layer reversible image watermarking using enhancement of difference expansion techniques. In: The 2nd International Conference on 'Networked Digital Technologies' (NDT 2010), 7-9 July 2010, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14292-5_35

Abstract

This paper proposes a high capacity reversible image watermarking scheme based on enhancement of difference-expansion method. Reversible watermarking enables the embedding of useful information in a host signal without any loss of host information. We propose an enhancement of Difference Expansion technique whereby we can embed recursively into multiple layer of payload for grey scale and also RGB color scale, hence it increase capacity much better. The proposed technique improves the distortion performance at low embedding capacities and mitigates the capacity control problem. We also propose a reversible data-embedding technique with blind detection of watermark. This new technique exploits the selection of optimum block size to implement the algorithm. The experimental results for many standard test images show that multilevel of embedding increase the capacity when compared to normal difference expansion. There is also a significant improvement in the quality (PSNR) of the watermarked image, especially at moderate embedding capacities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Multilayer embedding, difference expansion, blind detection, reversible watermarking
Subjects:Unspecified
Divisions:Others
ID Code:24110
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:22 Jun 2012 00:45
Last Modified:22 Jun 2012 00:45

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