Towards Image Hashing Robust Against Cropping and Rotation
Image recognition is an important mechanism used in various scenarios. In the context of multimedia forensics, its most significant task is to automatically detect already known child and adolescent pornography in a large set of images. For this purpose, numerous methods based on robust hashing and feature extraction are already known, and recently also supported by machine learning. However, in general, these methods are either only partially robust to changes such as rotation and pruning, or they require a large amount of data and computation. We present a method based on a simple block hash that is efficient to compute and memory efficient. To be robust against cropping and rotation, we combine the method with image segmentation and a method to normalize the rotation of the objects. Our evaluation shows that the method produces results comparable to much more complex approaches, but requires fewer resources.