Novel Digital Image Watermarking in SWT+SVD Domain

  • Nikhil Purohit
  • M. Chennakrishna
  • K. Manikantan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 395)


In this paper, Digital Watermarking is carried out in the frequency domain and the technique proposed uses single level Stationary Wavelet Transform (SWT) along with Singular Value Decomposition (SVD). SWT is used over other transformations because of its non-decimation and shift invariance property. The singular values of SWT transformed watermark image is embedded into the singularly decomposed HH sub-band (sub-image) of R, G or B channel of a Host color image. The experimental results of watermarked images shows increase in Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) and the extracted watermark image is highly correlated with the original watermark for various types attacks.


Digital watermarking Stationary wavelet transform Singular value decomposition Peak signal to noise ratio 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikhil Purohit
    • 1
  • M. Chennakrishna
    • 1
  • K. Manikantan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringM S Ramaiah Institute of TechnologyBangaloreIndia

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