A Keypoint-Based Region Duplication Forgery Detection Algorithm

Mahmoud EMAM  Qi HAN  Liyang YU  Hongli ZHANG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E99-D   No.9   pp.2413-2416
Publication Date: 2016/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2016EDL8024
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Processing and Video Processing
copy-move,  forgery detection,  Förstner Operator,  MROGH descriptor,  

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The copy-move or region duplication forgery technique is a very common type of image manipulation, where a region of the image is copied and then pasted in the same image in order to hide some details. In this paper, a keypoint-based method for copy-move forgery detection is proposed. Firstly, the feature points are detected from the image by using the Förstner Operator. Secondly, the algorithm extracts the features by using MROGH feature descriptor, and then matching the features. Finally, the affine transformation parameters can be estimated using the RANSAC algorithm. Experimental results are presented to confirm that the proposed method is effective to locate the altered region with geometric transformation (rotation and scaling).