Image Authentication and Recovery through Optimal Selection of Block Types

Chun-Hung CHEN  Yuan-Liang TANG  Wen-Shyong HSIEH  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E98-A   No.5   pp.1126-1129
Publication Date: 2015/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.1126
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Cryptography and Information Security
image authentication,  digital watermarking,  fragile watermarks,  rate-distortion optimization,  

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In this letter, we present an authentication and recovery scheme to protect images. The image blocks are DCT transformed and then encoded with different patterns. An optimal selection is adopted to find the best pattern for each block which results in better image quality. Both the recovery and check data are embedded for data protection. The experimental results demonstrate that our method is able to identify and localize regions having been tampered with. Furthermore, good image quality for both watermarked and recovered images are effectively preserved.