Robust Image Hashing Using Higher Order Spectral Features

Brenden Chen, Vinod Chandran
2010 2010 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications  
Robust image hashing seeks to transform a given input image into a shorter hashed version using a keydependent non-invertible transform. These image hashes can be used for watermarking, image integrity authentication or image indexing for fast retrieval. This paper introduces a new method of generating image hashes based on extracting Higher Order Spectral features from the Radon projection of an input image. The feature extraction process is non-invertible, nonlinear and different hashes can
more » ... produced from the same image through the use of random permutations of the input. We show that the transform is robust to typical image transformations such as JPEG compression, noise, scaling, rotation, smoothing and cropping. We evaluate our system using a verification-style framework based on calculating false match, false non-match likelihoods using the publicly available Uncompressed Colour Image database (UCID) of 1320 images. We also compare our results to Swaminathan's Fourier-Mellin based hashing method with at least 1% EER improvement under noise, scaling and sharpening. Keywords-image hashing, high order spectra I.
doi:10.1109/dicta.2010.26 dblp:conf/dicta/ChenC10 fatcat:ujfhilqoejam7hjsis3jpdx76a