A Highly Secure and Robust Copyright Protection Method for Grayscale Images using DWT-SVD
Poonam Kadian1, Nidhi Arora2, Shaifali M Arora3

1Poonam Kadian, CSE, GD Goenka University, Gurgaon, India.
2Nidhi Arora, CSE, GD Goenka University, Gurgaon, India.
3Shaifali M. Arora, ECE, Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.

Manuscript received on 12 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 16 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 7284-7288 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6639098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6639.098319
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Abstract: Digital watermarking has emerged as a potential solution to copyright-related issues of digital data. A novel, highly secure robust digital watermarking method using DWT-SVD is presented in this paper. Instead of using the conventional watermark embedding process where the watermark gets embedded over the entire host image, the coefficients for embedding the watermark inside the host image has been identified in this proposed method. Such selection of pixels used for insertion of watermark makes this algorithm highly secure, robust, and imperceptible. The experimental results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method in aspects of high robustness and good imperceptibility.
Keywords: Digital Watermarking, Robust Watermarking, Transform Domain, DWT-SVD, Copyright Protection, Information Hiding.

Scope of the Article:
Image Security