A New Fusion Based Blind Logo-Watermarking Algorithm

Gui XIE  Hong SHEN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E89-D   No.3   pp.1173-1180
Publication Date: 2006/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e89-d.3.1173
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Application Information Security
Keyword: 
Logo watermarking,  Blind,  image fusion,  XFuseMark,  DWT,  DCT,  

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Summary: 
We propose a novel blind watermarking algorithm, called XFuseMark, which can hide a small, visually meaningful, grayscale logo in a host image instead of using a random-noise-like sequence based on the multiresolution fusion principles, and extract a recognizable version of the embedded logo even without reference to the original host data at the receiving end. XFuseMark is not only secure, i.e., only authorized users holding a private key are able to conduct the logo extraction operation, but also robust against noise addition and image compression. Experiments verify the practical performance of XFuseMark.