A Method of Extracting Embedded Binary Data from JPEG Bitstreams Using Standard JPEG Decoder

Yoshihiro NOGUCHI
Hitoshi KIYA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E83-A    No.8    pp.1582-1588
Publication Date: 2000/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Digital Signal Processing)
Category: Image/Visual Signal Processing
digital watermark,  JPEG,  embedding binary data,  standard JPEG decoder,  

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We proposed a method for embedding binary data into JPEG bitstreams and extracting embedded data from JPEG bitstreams using the standard JPEG decoder. In the proposed method, we can decode the image from JPEG bitstreams into which the binary data is embedded first using the traditional standard JPEG decoder, and then we can extract the embedded binary data perfectly by the post-processing from the decoded JPEG image. For the post-processing, we use only the decoded image data to extract the embedded binary data. Namely, we do not need any kind of particular parameters, which are used for JPEG decoding, such as quantization table value. Thus, we can use the traditional standard JPEG decoder for the pre-processing of extracting binary data. Furthermore, we address the effect of the calculation bit accuracy of discrete cosine transform (DCT) and inverse discrete cosine transform (IDCT) for extracting embedded binary data perfectly as post-processing. Simulations using extracting embedded binary data as post-processing are presented to quantify some performance factors concerned. And we confirmed that the proposed method could be of practical use.

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