Are perfect image watermarking schemes possible?

C. E. Pizano, G. L. Heileman, C. T. Abdallah, M. S. Pattichis

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In this paper we propose mathematical performance measures by which the robustness, imperceptibility and information content of various watermarking methods could be measured. These measures rely in the notion of equivalence in the perceptual domain and some basic information-theoretic concepts. Based on these measures we show that the success of image watermarking heavily depend on the functional form of the human visual system perceptual mask. We also analyze the implication for robust watermarking of some commonly used perceptual masks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MALECON2000) - Lemesos, Cyprus
Duration: May 29 2000May 31 2000


Conference10th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MALECON2000)
CityLemesos, Cyprus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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