3rd International ICST Conference on COMmunication System SoftWAre and MiddlewaRE

Research Article

DWT-DCT-SVD Based Watermarking

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COMSWA.2008.4554423,
        author={Navas K Aa and Ajay Mathews Cheriyan and Lekshmi. M and Archana Tampy.S and Sasikumar M},
        title={DWT-DCT-SVD Based Watermarking},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on COMmunication System SoftWAre and MiddlewaRE},
        keywords={SVD watermarking robust DWT},
  • Navas K Aa
    Ajay Mathews Cheriyan
    Lekshmi. M
    Archana Tampy.S
    Sasikumar M
    Year: 2008
    DWT-DCT-SVD Based Watermarking
    DOI: 10.1109/COMSWA.2008.4554423
Navas K Aa1,2,*, Ajay Mathews Cheriyan1,2, Lekshmi. M1,2, Archana Tampy.S1,2, Sasikumar M1,2
  • 1: Electronics and Communication Engineering Dept. College of Engineering Trivandrum
  • 2: Kerala, India
*Contact email: kanavas@rediffmail.com


Some works are reported in the frequency domain watermarking using Single Value Decomposition (SVD). The two most commonly used methods are based on DCT-SVD and DWT-SVD. The commonly present disadvantages in traditional watermarking techniques such as inability to withstand attacks are absent in SVD based algorithms. They offer a robust method of watermarking with minimum or no distortion. DCT based watermarking techniques offer compression while DWT based compression offer scalability. Thus all the three desirable properties can be utilized to create a new robust watermarking technique. In this paper, we propose a method of non-blind transform domain watermarking based on DWT-DCT-SVD. The DCT coefficients of the DWT coefficients are used to embed the watermarking information. This method of watermarking is found to be robust and the visual watermark is recoverable without only reasonable amount of distortion even in the case of attacks. Thus the method can be used to embed copyright information in the form of a visual watermark or simple text.