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Open Access Recent Trends in Color Image Watermarking

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This article provides a review of the state of the art in watermarking techniques specifically designed for color images. It presents an overview of the color image watermarking methods and an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of several recent schemes. It also presents solutions and arguments supporting the idea that methods based on human visual sensitivity provide more robust watermarks than do other ones. Furthermore, this article treats the question of the evaluation of watermarking quality according to fidelity. Finally, based on this analysis, research directions in color image watermarking are suggested.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Laboratoire LIGIV EA 3070, Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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  • The Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST) is dedicated to the advancement of imaging science knowledge, the practical applications of such knowledge, and how imaging science relates to other fields of study. The pages of this journal are open to reports of new theoretical or experimental results, and to comprehensive reviews. Only original manuscripts that have not been previously published, nor currently submitted for publication elsewhere, should be submitted.

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