Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 11, Number 04, March 2021

A Color Image Blind Digital Watermarking Algorithm Based on QR Code


Xuecheng Gong and Wanggen Li, Anhui Normal University, China


With the rapid development of network technology and multimedia, the current color image digital watermarking algorithm has the problems of small capacity and poor robustness. In order to improve the capacity and anti-attack ability of digital watermarking. A color image blind digital watermarking algorithm based on QR code is proposed. The algorithm combines Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT). First, the color image was converted from RGB space to YCbCr space, and the Y component was extracted and the second-level discrete wavelet transform is performed; secondly, the LL2 subband was divided into blocks and carried out discrete cosine transform; finally, used the embedding method to embed the Arnold transform watermark information into the block. The experimental results show that the PSNR of the color image embedded with the QR code is 56.7159 without being attacked. After being attacked, its PSNR is more than 30dB and NC is more than 0.95. It is proved that the algorithm has good robustness and can achieve blind watermark extraction.


QR Code, Color Image, Arnold Transform, DWT.