Difference Expansion Based Robust Reversible Watermarking with Region Filtering

Ka Cheng Choi, Chi Man Pun

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Existing robust reversible watermarking methods usually have poor visual quality or unstable robustness and reversibility, implies that reversibility cannot be assured even in lossless channel. In this paper, a novel robust reversible watermarking method is proposed. In the proposed method, bit plane manipulation is applied to hide watermark bits in bit planes that are lesser affected by attacks. Region filtering is also adopted to find blocks that result in low variance for watermark embedding to further increase its robustness. Experimental results show that our method has improved performances compared with state-of-the-art technology, better surviving bit rate, a robustness measure, is obtained in the proposed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization
Subtitle of host publicationNew Techniques and Trends, CGiV 2016
EditorsMohamed Fakir, Ebad Banissi, Muhammad Sarfraz
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509008117
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, CGiV 2016 - Beni Mellal, Morocco
Duration: 29 Mar 20161 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization: New Techniques and Trends, CGiV 2016


Conference13th Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, CGiV 2016
CityBeni Mellal


  • bit plane
  • lossless data hiding
  • reversible watermarking
  • robust
  • threshold


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