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A New Repeating Color Watermarking Scheme Based on Human Visual Model

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20042004:712958

DOI: 10.1155/S1110865704405071

Received: 26 November 2001

Published: 5 October 2004


This paper proposes a human-visual-model-based scheme that effectively protects the intellectual copyright of digital images. In the proposed method, the theory of the visual secret sharing scheme is used to create a master watermark share and a secret watermark share. The watermark share is kept secret by the owner. The master watermark share is embedded into the host image to generate a watermarked image based on the human visual model. The proposed method conforms to all necessary conditions of an image watermarking technique. After the watermarked image is put under various attacks such as lossy compression, rotating, sharpening, blurring, and cropping, the experimental results show that the extracted digital watermark from the attacked watermarked images can still be robustly detected using the proposed method.

Keywords and phrases

secret sharing digital watermark human visual model

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Management Information System, National Chung Hsing University
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University


© Tsai and Chang 2004