FRRW: A feature extraction-based robust and reversible watermarking scheme utilizing zernike moments and histogram shifting

Ying Sun, Xiaochen Yuan, Tong Liu, Guoheng Huang, Zhaojun Lin, Jianqing Li

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Abstract

This paper introduces a feature extraction-based approach to ensure both robustness and reversibility of image. Low-order Zernike moments are utilized to embed a robust binary image as a watermark, which is used for information authentication. A reversible watermark is embedded outside the robust watermark regions and is employed for the purpose of restoring the cover image. It uses the combination of histogram shifting and prediction error, which can improve image restoration quality. Steady feature points are extracted in two ways, the speed-up robust features (SURF) algorithm and the oriented fast and rotated brief (ORB) algorithm. After extracting the feature points, the regions are obtained by extending the final selected feature points to embed the watermark. Consequently, the presented watermarking technique combines robust and reversible watermarking which has the ability to enhance the invisibility of the watermark and the clarity of image restoration. It is possible to extract the watermark even after an attack has been made on the watermarked image. Or we can recover the original image with no attacks. The results from the experiments indicate that the suggested method is resilient to geometric deformations, involving scaling and rotation, along with typical signal manipulation attacks, including noise-based attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101698
JournalJournal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

Keywords

  • Invariant feature points
  • Oriented Fast and Rotated Brief (ORB)
  • Robust and reversible image watermarking
  • Speed-Up Robust Features (SURF)
  • Zernike moments

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