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10 February 2011 Assessment of camera phone distortion and implications for watermarking
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Proceedings Volume 7880, Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics III; 78800C (2011)
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2011, San Francisco Airport, California, United States
The paper presents a watermark robustness model based on the mobile phone camera's spatial frequency response and watermark embedding parameters such as density and strength. A new watermark robustness metric based on spatial frequency response is defined. The robustness metric is computed by measuring the area under the spatial frequency response for the range of frequencies covered by the watermark synchronization signal while excluding the interference due to aliasing. By measuring the distortion introduced by a particular camera, the impact on watermark detection can be understood and quantified without having to conduct large-scale experiments. This in turn can provide feedback on adjusting the watermark embedding parameters and finding the right trade-off between watermark visibility and robustness to distortion. In addition, new devices can be quickly qualified for their use in smart image applications. The iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 camera phones are used as examples in this paper to verify the behavior of the watermark robustness model.
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Aparna Gurijala, Alastair Reed, and Eric Evans "Assessment of camera phone distortion and implications for watermarking", Proc. SPIE 7880, Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics III, 78800C (10 February 2011);

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