Detection of Image Region Duplication Using Spin Image

Xianhua SONG  Shen WANG  Siuming YIU  Lin JIANG  Xiamu NIU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E96-D   No.7   pp.1565-1568
Publication Date: 2013/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E96.D.1565
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
image forensics,  region duplication,  spin image,  

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Passive-blind image forensics is a technique that judges whether an image is forged in the absence of watermarking. In image forgery, region duplication is a simple and widely used method. In this paper, we proposed a novel method to detect image region duplication using the spin image which is an intensity-based and rotation invariant descriptor. The method can detect region duplication exactly and is robust to geometric transformations. Furthermore, it is superior to the popular SIFT-based detection method when the copied patch is from smooth background. The experiments have proved the method's effectiveness.