Dual Image Watermarking using Symmetrical IB Algorithm
J. Priscilla Sasi1, P. Arul2

1Mrs. J. Priscilla Sasi*, Pursuing her Ph.D Degree in Government Arts College, Thuvakudi, Tiruchirappalli.
2Dr. P. Arul, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Government Arts College, Thuvakudi, Trichy.

Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 20 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 3520-3524 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B6275129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B6275.129219
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Abstract: The technique of watermarking is used to safeguard the copyright protection and used to prove the proprietorship of certain images, documents, audio and video files. This paper presents a new scheme where the final digital image is created after embedding one watermark inside another watermark (dual watermark), scrambled the image to safeguard from intruders and then embedded into the main digital image. The dual watermark mechanism improves the capacity of the data to be watermarked and more importantly the dual watermarked image is encrypted using symmetrical encryption algorithm (IB algorithm) an improved version of the blowfish algorithm to increase the security and makes it harder for the intruders to crack the watermark. 
Keywords: Security, Watermarking, Symmetric Encryption, Digital Image, LSB
Scope of the Article: Algorithm Engineering