Self Authentication of Image Through Daubechies Transform Technique (SADT)

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Executive Summary

In this paper a 4 x 4 Daubechies transform based authentication technique termed as SADT has been proposed to authenticate gray scale images. The cover image is transformed into the frequency domain using 4 x 4 mask in a row major order using Daubechies transform technique, resulting four frequency subbands AF, HF, VF and DF. One byte of every band in a mask is embedding with two/four bits of secret information. Experimental results are computed and compared with the existing authentication techniques like Li's method, SCDFT, Region-Based method and other similar techniques based on Mean Square Error (MSE), Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) and Image Fidelity (IF), which shows better performance in SADT.

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