Influence of a Large Image Watermarking Scheme Parallelization on Possible Attacks
Digital data representation provides an efficient and fast way to access to information and to exchange it. In many situations though ownership or copyright protection mechanisms are desired. For still images and video, one possible way to achieve this is through watermarking. Watermarking consists of an imperceptible information embedded within a given media. Parallel ProcessingWatermarking Embedding Schemes have demonstrated to be efficient from a computational and memory usage point of view for very large images. These schemes consist in dividing the image into tiles and watermarking each independently. The processing allows the use of a parallel computation scheme. The watermarking method used in the scope of this work is a parallel variant of an approach known as self-referenced Spread Spectrum signature pattern. Since the watermarking scheme has been modified through tiling, the extra references due to signature replication can be used in the retrieval. This work describes the above mentioned approach to watermark images and provides an analysis of its performance.