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Book ChapterDOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7251-2_25

Pipelined and Parallel Architecture of Reversible Watermarking for Greyscale Images

01 Jan 2018-pp 235-246
Abstract: Background: The rapid advancement of multimedia technology has made the data communication and data sharing so comfortable through wireless network and Internet. During this multimedia communication, the piracy of the multimedia content is a primary concern (i.e. anyone can duplicate or alter the originality). One of the most efficient techniques to protect the multimedia data is watermarking. It is the process of adding a secret digital signature to the host content in a visible or invisible form. The process of watermarking will be of reversible or irreversible nature. Method: In this paper, a reversible watermarking strategy using prediction technique with its hardware architecture is proposed. In the VLSI implementation aspect three different architectural structures are proposed as pipelined, parallel and dataflow architecture with embedding concept. Findings: Finally, all the three architectural designs are modelled and implemented using Verilog HDL. The entire process is integrated in a specific chip. Application: It can be used as a separate co-processor for carrying out the watermarking in real time with any multimedia devices. more

Topics: Digital watermarking (56%), Dataflow architecture (55%), Hardware architecture (53%) more

Open accessBook
23 Nov 2007-
Abstract: Digital audio, video, images, and documents are flying through cyberspace to their respective owners. Unfortunately, along the way, individuals may choose to intervene and take this content for themselves. Digital watermarking and steganography technology greatly reduces the instances of this by limiting or eliminating the ability of third parties to decipher the content that he has taken. The many techiniques of digital watermarking (embedding a code) and steganography (hiding information) continue to evolve as applications that necessitate them do the same. The authors of this second edition provide an update on the framework for applying these techniques that they provided researchers and professionals in the first well-received edition. Steganography and steganalysis (the art of detecting hidden information) have been added to a robust treatment of digital watermarking, as many in each field research and deal with the other. New material includes watermarking with side information, QIM, and dirty-paper codes. The revision and inclusion of new material by these influential authors has created a must-own book for anyone in this profession. *This new edition now contains essential information on steganalysis and steganography *New concepts and new applications including QIM introduced *Digital watermark embedding is given a complete update with new processes and applications more

Topics: Digital Watermarking Alliance (67%), Steganography tools (67%), Steganography (63%) more

1,700 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/49.668971
Abstract: In this paper, we clarify what steganography is and what it can do. We contrast it with the related disciplines of cryptography and traffic security, present a unified terminology agreed at the first international workshop on the subject, and outline a number of approaches-many of them developed to hide encrypted copyright marks or serial numbers in digital audio or video. We then present a number of attacks, some new, on such information hiding schemes. This leads to a discussion of the formidable obstacles that lie in the way of a general theory of information hiding systems (in the sense that Shannon gave us a general theory of secrecy systems). However, theoretical considerations lead to ideas of practical value, such as the use of parity checks to amplify covertness and provide public key steganography. Finally, we show that public key information hiding systems exist, and are not necessarily constrained to the case where the warden is passive. more

Topics: Steganography tools (61%), Steganography (57%), Secrecy (55%) more

1,231 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/MC.1998.4655281
01 Jan 1998-IEEE Computer
Topics: Steganography tools (72%), Steganography (61%)

1,173 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/TIP.2004.828418
Abstract: A reversible watermarking algorithm with very high data-hiding capacity has been developed for color images. The algorithm allows the watermarking process to be reversed, which restores the exact original image. The algorithm hides several bits in the difference expansion of vectors of adjacent pixels. The required general reversible integer transform and the necessary conditions to avoid underflow and overflow are derived for any vector of arbitrary length. Also, the potential payload size that can be embedded into a host image is discussed, and a feedback system for controlling this size is developed. In addition, to maximize the amount of data that can be hidden into an image, the embedding algorithm can be applied recursively across the color components. Simulation results using spatial triplets, spatial quads, cross-color triplets, and cross-color quads are presented and compared with the existing reversible watermarking algorithms. These results indicate that the spatial, quad-based algorithm allows for hiding the largest payload at the highest signal-to-noise ratio. more

Topics: Watermark (55%), Payload (computing) (55%), Digital watermarking (53%) more

1,055 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/TCSVT.2009.2020257
Vasily Sachnev1, Hyoung Joong Kim1, Jeho Nam2, Sundaram Suresh1  +1 moreInstitutions (3)
Abstract: This paper presents a reversible or lossless watermarking algorithm for images without using a location map in most cases. This algorithm employs prediction errors to embed data into an image. A sorting technique is used to record the prediction errors based on magnitude of its local variance. Using sorted prediction errors and, if needed, though rarely, a reduced size location map allows us to embed more data into the image with less distortion. The performance of the proposed reversible watermarking scheme is evaluated using different images and compared with four methods: those of Kamstra and Heijmans, Thodi and Rodriguez, and Lee et al. The results clearly indicate that the proposed scheme can embed more data with less distortion. more

Topics: Digital watermarking (53%), Sorting (52%), Distortion (51%) more

653 Citations