An Efficient Image Watermarking System Based on Error Correcting Codes in DCT Domain

  • Pranab Kumar Dhar Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.
  • Mohammad Ibrahim Khan Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.
  • Sujan Chowdhury Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology.
Keywords: Digital Watermarking, Linear Block Code, Copyright Protection

Abstract

Digital watermarking has drawn extensive attention for copyright protection of multimedia data. This paper proposes a new watermarking system for digital images using efficient systematic linear block codes (SLBC) in discrete cosine transform (DCT) domain. The proposed watermarking system using SLBC generates a code sequence of {0, 1} that provides error correction capabilities and then replaces it with a binary watermark sequence of {-1, 1}. This achieves more robust invisible image watermarks and requires a small storage unit for binary sequence numbers. The generated watermark sequence is then used as an input for our proposed watermarking system which consists of watermark embedding process and watermark detection process. Experimental results indicate that the invisible watermark embedded with the proposed system are very robust against various kinds of attacks such as white Gaussian noise, JPEG compression, median, and mean filtering, by showing similarity values ranging from 0.7 to 0.8.

KEY WORDS: Digital Watermarking; Linear Block Code; Copyright Protection.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/mist.v3i0.8056

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Dhar, P., Khan, M., & Chowdhury, S. (1). An Efficient Image Watermarking System Based on Error Correcting Codes in DCT Domain. MIST Journal: GALAXY (DHAKA), 3. https://doi.org/10.3329/mist.v3i0.8056
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