Codestream-Based Identification of JPEG 2000 Images with Different Coding Parameters

Osamu WATANABE  Takahiro FUKUHARA  Hitoshi KIYA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E95-D   No.4   pp.1120-1129
Publication Date: 2012/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E95.D.1120
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
Keyword: 
JPEG 2000,  image identification,  image search,  digital cinema,  

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Summary: 
A method of identifying JPEG 2000 images with different coding parameters, such as code-block sizes, quantization-step sizes, and resolution levels, is presented. It does not produce false-negative matches regardless of different coding parameters (compression rate, code-block size, and discrete wavelet transform (DWT) resolutions levels) or quantization step sizes. This feature is not provided by conventional methods. Moreover, the proposed approach is fast because it uses the number of zero-bit-planes that can be extracted from the JPEG 2000 codestream by only parsing the header information without embedded block coding with optimized truncation (EBCOT) decoding. The experimental results revealed the effectiveness of image identification based on the new method.