Analysis of the Moment Based Image Normalization Effects on Watermarking Capacity in DCT and DWT Domains

Vural C., KAZAN S.

8th WSEAS Int Conference on Signal Processing/3rd WSEAS Int Symposium on Wavelets Theory and Applicat in Appl Math, Signal Proc and Modern Sci, İstanbul, Turkey, 30 May - 01 June 2009, pp.99-100 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-100
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The goal of this study is to investigate how the moment based image normalization procedure that is used to increase robustness of a digital image watermark especially for geometrical attacks affects the capacity of a digital image watermarking algorithm. For this purpose, watermark was inserted in discrete cosine and wavelet domains with and without normalization. Then, several attacks were performed on the watermarked images and the capacities of the resulting distorted images were estimated by using the statistical approach proposed by Moulin and Mihcak. Simulations show that the discrete wavelet transform always outperforms the discrete cosine transform.