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"Google" Have Found New Software To remove Watermark From Stock Image



"Google" Have Found New Software To remove Watermark From Stock Image



Google New Feature that can remove watermark from Stock Image

Google Team have been discovered software that can remove visible watermarks from image, which enables to automatically remove watermark and recover the original images with high accuracy. 
The researchers exploited the vulnerability by creating an algorithm that extracts watermarks from a site’s images.





To remove watermarks from stock images, we had to pay the owner or Photoshop the image after going through a painstaking process but with poor results. Even the latest version of Photoshop that offered advanced cloning and erasing tools could not completely remove a watermark. However, Google has now developed software that can perform this seemingly impossible task with high accuracy.

According to Google post:
“As often done with vulnerabilities discovered in operating systems, applications or protocols, we want to disclose this vulnerability and propose solutions in order to help the photography and stock image communities adapt and better protect its copyrighted content and creations”





Googlers Tali Dekel and Michael Rubinstein explained: “If a similar watermark is embedded in many images, the watermark becomes the signal in the collection and the images become the noise, and simple image operations can be used to pull out a rough estimation of the watermark pattern.”

The algorithm is successful because all stock photo websites apply their watermark in the same process for all the Stock Photos.





The researchers said that the attack exploits the coherency of the watermark across many images, and it’s not restricted by the watermark’s complexity or its position in the images.
To fix this issue and build stronger copyright protections for images on the web, the researchers suggest adding elements of particular randomness to the watermark.

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