American Journal of Applied Sciences

Colored Digital Image Watermarking using the Wavelet Technique

Mohammed F. Al-Hunaity, Salam A. Najim and Ibrahiem M. El-Emary

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.658.662

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 9

Pages 658-662

Abstract

With the revolution of information technology and Wide Area Networking, data has become less and less private where the access of media as well as the attempts to change and manipulate the contents of media data have become a common case. For that, we need to use a watermarking technique to protect the copyright of the media as well as for digital right management but without leaving a visual effect. We presented a watermarking technique that deals with images where the used technique to embed a wavelet compressed watermark image within the least significant bit (LSB) of the cover image pixels in a specific pattern which won't be visible after embedding and will cause the cover image to become copyrighted using the embedded watermark image that can be extracted later.

Copyright

© 2007 Mohammed F. Al-Hunaity, Salam A. Najim and Ibrahiem M. El-Emary. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.