Geometrically invariant image watermarking via robust perceptual hashes

Oztan Harmanci, Vishal Monga, M. Kivanç Mihçak

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Abstract

We consider the problem of blind watermark detection from an image, when the image has undergone a geometric attack. Existing schemes for solving this problem involve insertion of periodic marks or templates, invariant properties of transforms, and feature point based techniques. A major deficiency of these approaches is either a security leak (owing to redundancy in the mark) and/or poor watermark detection performance esp. under lossy geometric attacks, e.g. cropping. In this paper, we introduce a novel watermark synchronization paradigm by using perceptual image hashes. We exploit the fact that a perceptual hash acts as a robust as well as randomized digest of image content, and use it to embed a synchronization mark into the image. Unlike existing synchronization schemes, our synchronization mark has favorable security and robustness to adversarial attacks and hence, cannot be easily removed. Experimental results confirm that our proposed algorithm has significantly lower watermark detection error probabilities than existing methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2006 - Proceedings
Pages1397-1400
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Oct 8 2006Oct 11 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP
ISSN (Print)1522-4880

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2006
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period10/8/0610/11/06

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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Harmanci, O., Monga, V., & Mihçak, M. K. (2006). Geometrically invariant image watermarking via robust perceptual hashes. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2006 - Proceedings (pp. 1397-1400). [4106800] (Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2006.312596