- Volume 7 Issue 4
In this paper, we introduce a new LUT based watermarking method for a halftone image. Watermark bits are hidden at pseudo-random locations of halftone image in the proposed method. The pixel values of the halftone image are determined from the LUT entry indexed by both the neighborhood halftone pixels and current grayscale value. The LUT is trained by a set of grayscale images and corresponding halftone images. Advantage of the LUT method is that it can be executed very fast compared with other watermarking methods for a halftone image. Therefore, the algorithm can be embedded in a printer. Experiments for real scanned images showed that the method is a feasible method to hide the large amount of data within a halftone image without noticeable distortion and comparing to the DHED method, is almost same in quality but significantly shorten in processing time.