Research on Image Content Authentication Algorithm of Semi-fragile Watermarking for Adaptive Embedding Based on Characteristic of Image

  • Shan Yang
  • Liang Chen
  • De LiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 931)


In this paper, we propose a novel quantization-based semi-fragile watermarking algorithm for image authentication and tamper localization based on discrete wavelet transform (DWT). In this algorithm, the watermarking is generated by extracting image feature from the approximation subband in the wavelet domain. The linear congruential pseudo random number generator is used to control the watermark embedding location and realize adaptive embedding. The generation and embedding of watermark are carried out in the original image. The authentication are not require original image and any additional information, which improves the security and confidentiality of watermark. The scheme can resist the mild modification of digital image and able to detect the malicious modifications precisely. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can distinguish high quality JPEG compression, small amount of noise from shear attack, classification of intentional and incidental tampering, and has good localization ability.


Semi-fragile watermarking Content authentication Discrete wavelet transform (DWT) Adaptive embedding Tamper location 



1. This research project was supported by the Education Department of Jilin Province (“Thirteen Five” Scientific Planning Project, Grant No. 249 [2016]).

2. This research project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61262090).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceYanbian UniversityYanjiChina

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