Boosting Scheme for Detecting Region Duplication Forgery in Digital Images

  • Deng-Yuan HuangEmail author
  • Ta-Wei Lin
  • Wu-Chih Hu
  • Chih-Hung Chou
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 238)


The detection of copy-move forgery image is important in the field of blind image forensics because it is of pure image processing technique without any support of embedded security information. The proposed method consists of a boosting scheme, feature extraction and similarity matching for the detection of duplicated regions. The boosting scheme comprises an estimation of dark channel, histogram equalization and grayscale layering, by which the number of image blocks on each subimage layer can be dramatically reduced so that the time efficiency of subsequent lexicographical sorting and similarity matching can be greatly improved. Experimental results show that the proposed boosting scheme can significantly enhance the computation efficiency and have a good detection rate. Moreover, the propose method is robust to any angles rotation attack.


Copy-move forgery detection Similarity matching Feature extraction Dark channel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deng-Yuan Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ta-Wei Lin
    • 1
  • Wu-Chih Hu
    • 2
  • Chih-Hung Chou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringDayeh UniversityChanghuaTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Penghu University of Science and TechnologyPenghuTaiwan

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