Combining SVD-DCT Image Watermarking Scheme Based on Perona-Malik Diffusion
Keywords:Digital image watermarking, 2D discrete cosine transform, Singular value decomposition, Perona-Malik diffusion
In this paper, we propose an efficient image watermarking scheme based on combining Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) and Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) transforms. The main idea consists of exploiting results obtained by the well-known Perona-Malik diffusion applied in image de-noising in watermarking domain by selecting significant blocks to embed a binary logo watermark. After applying the DCT on the selected blocks, the SVD is performed on each of these transformed blocks to modify a few numbers of its U matrix elements according to some defined conditions. Computer simulation and experimental results prove the efficiency of our proposed method against image processing attacks and outperform several previous schemes in terms of imperceptibility and robustness.
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