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Color Image Watermarking Using Quaternion Fourier Transform

Abstract : This paper presents a digital color image watermarking sche-me using the hypercomplex numbers representation and the Quaternion Fourier Transform (QFT). Previous color image watermarking methods are first presented and the quaternion representation is then described. In this framework RGB pixel values are associated with an unique quaternion number having three imaginary parts. The QFT is presented, this transform depends on an arbitrary unit pure quaternion mu. The value of mu is selected to provide embedding spaces having robustness and/or perceptual properties. In the presented approach mu is function of the mean color value of a block and a perceptual component. A watermarking scheme based on the QFT and the Quantization Index Modulation scheme is afterwards presented. This scheme is finally evaluated for different color image filtering process (JPEG, blur) and the fact that perceptive QFT embedding can offer robustness to luminance filtering techniques is outlined.
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Patrick Bas, Nicolas Le Bihan, J.-M. Chassery. Color Image Watermarking Using Quaternion Fourier Transform. ICASSP, Sep 2003, Hong Kong SAR China. pp.CD-rom. ⟨hal-00166554⟩



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