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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 11, November 2019 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Hybrid Sharp Frequency Contourlet Transform Based Highly Secured Image Watermarking Scheme For Copyright Protection

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Baranidharan V, Vignesh S, Tamilselvi K, Suriya M and Vijaypranav PK



Digital Image Watermarking, Principal Components Analysis, Arnold Transforms, Stir mark benchmarks, Singular value decomposition, and Sharp frequency contourlet transforms.



A highly secured and robust image watermarking scheme using sharp frequency-based contourlet transform (SFCT) for grayscale images is proposed in this work. At first, the host images are decomposed by the SFCT where the features having low-frequency coefficients are extracted. The extracted features are further analyzed by the score matrix from the principal components analysis (PCA). The singular value decomposition (SVD) is used to extract the singular values from the score matrix. The Arnold transform is used for the similar processing the watermark after being scrambled. Finally, the resultant lower-dimensional SFCT-PCA-SVD features from the watermark images. These techniques are evaluated by calculating assessment parameters and various image processing attacks. The parameters such as Normalized Cross-Correlation (NCC), Structural Similarity Index (SSIM) and Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) values are compared with existing systems. These evaluation results show that the proposed new SFCT-PCA-SVD outperforms than the existing systems will give secured and robustness over the various image processing attacks.



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