A comparison study on copy-cover image forgery detection

Frank Y. Shih, Yuan Yuan

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It was a very difficult task in old times without digital cameras and computers to create a good splicing photograph, which requires sophisticated skill of darkroom masking. Due to rapid advances in powerful image-processing software, digital images are easy to manipulate and modify. This makes it more difficult for humans to check the authenticity of a digital image. Nowadays, modifying the content of digital images becomes much easier with the help of sophisticated software such as Adobe PhotoshopTM. It was reported that there were five million registered users of Adobe Photoshop up to the year 2004 (Hafner, 2004). Image editing software is generally availabel, and some of them are even free, such as GIMPTM (the GNU Image Manipulation Program) and Paint.NetTM (the free image editing and photo manipulation software were designed to be used in computers that run Microsoft WindowsTM). The ease of creating fake digital images with a realistic quality makes us think twice before accepting an image as authentic. For the news photographs and the electronic check clearing systems, image authenticity becomes extremely critical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultimedia Security
Subtitle of host publicationWatermarking, Steganography, and Forensics
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781439873328
ISBN (Print)9781439873311
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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