Journal of Applied Science and Engineering

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Kuo-Ming Hung This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Ching-Tang Hsieh2, Cheng-Hsiang Yeh2 and Li-Ming Chen1

1Department of Information Management, Kainan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan 338, R.O.C.
2Department of Electrical Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan 251, R.O.C.


Received: October 26, 2010
Accepted: April 29, 2011
Publication Date: March 1, 2012

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This study proposes a novel image inpainting technique based on watermarking and halftoning. The LSB method is used to embed error diffusion halftone image into original image for protecting the image. In image repair process, we use LSB method to extract the halftone information, and the reference image is achieved from LUT inverse halftone. Finally, the reference image is used to finish the image inpainting work. Experimental results show the performance of our method is very excellent in image inpainting

Keywords: Watermark, Inpainting, Halftone Image, Inverse Halftoning


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