Reversible watermarking based on compensation

Xiaochao Qu, Suah Kim, Hyoung Joong Kim

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This paper proposes a high performance reversible watermarking (RW) scheme based on a novel compensation strategy. RW embeds data into a host image by modifying its pixel values slightly. It is found that certain modified pixels can be compensated to their original values during the proposed embedding procedure. The compensation effect in the RW scheme can improve the marked image quality significantly. By incorporating the pixel selection method, a higher quality image is obtained, which is verified by extensive experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-428
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electrical Engineering and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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© The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers.


  • Compensation
  • Histogram shifting
  • Pixel difference modification
  • Reversible watermarking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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