Subsampling-based Image Watermarking in Compressed DCT Domain

I. Nasir, Y. Weng, J. Jiang, and S. Ipson (UK)


Watermarking, compressed DCT domain, DC components, subimages and subsampling


In this paper, a new embedding strategy for watermarking is presented based on DC components of subimages in compressed discrete cosine transform (DCT) domain. These subimages are obtained through subsampling the host image. More robustness has been achieved when watermarks are embedded in perceptually significant DC components. Furthermore, the original image is not required in the extraction process. Experimental results show that the proposed scheme successfully makes the watermark perceptually invisible and robust for a wide range of attacks, including JPEG-loss compression, filtering, scaling, and cropping attacks.

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