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A Novel Visible Watermarking Scheme Based on Distance Transform

  • Guo-Jian Chou
  • Ran-Zan WangEmail author
  • Yeuan-Keun Lee
  • Ching Yu Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 81)

Abstract

Visible watermarking is a common intellectual property protection mechanism for digital images. It is fulfilled by translucently overlaying a visual logo and/or a segment of text onto an image to declare the ownership of the image and thus deterring unauthorized usage to the image. This paper presents a novel visible watermarking technique by considering HVS characteristics and applying a distance transform function to evaluate appropriate stamping strength for individual watermark pixels. It exhibits lucid watermark pattern under moderate modification to the host image. Compare to uniform-contrast watermarks generated using conventional HVS based visible watermark schemes, the proposed method achieves better balance to the visual quality between the watermark and the image content beneath it.

Keywords

Digital watermarking Visible watermark Distance transform Human Visual System 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guo-Jian Chou
    • 1
  • Ran-Zan Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yeuan-Keun Lee
    • 3
  • Ching Yu Yang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Information CommunicationYuan Ze UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringYuan Ze UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of CSIEMing Chuan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of CSIENational Penghu University of Science and TechnologyMagongTaiwan

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