Image sharpening is a basic digital image processing scheme utilized to pursue better image visual quality. From image forensics point of view, revealing the processing history is essential to the content authentication of a given image. Hence, image sharpening detection has attracted increasing attention from researchers. In this paper, a convolutional neural network (CNN) based architecture is reported to detect unsharp masking (USM), the most commonly used sharpening algorithm, applied to digital images. Extensive experiments have been conducted on two benchmark image datasets. The reported results have shown the superiority of the proposed CNN based method over the existed sharpening detection method, i.e., edge perpendicular ternary coding (EPTC).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Signal Processing
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering