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- In this paper we present a technique for detecting cross-reference points that allows improving watermark detect-ability. In general, Harris detector is commonly used for finding salient points. Harris detector is a kind of combined corner and edge detector which is based on neighboring image data distribution, therefore it has some limitation to find accurate salient points after watermark embedding or any kinds of digital attacks. The new method proposed in this paper used not data distribution but geometrical structure of a normalized image in order to avoid pointing error caused by the distortion of image data. After normalization, we constructed pre-specified number of virtual lines from top to bottom and left to right, and several of cross points were selected by a random key. These selected points specify almost same positions with the accuracy more than that of Harris detector after digital attacks. These points were arranged by a random key, and blocks centered in these points were formed. A reference watermark is formed by a block and embedded in the next block. Because same alteration is applied to the watermark generated and embedded blocks, the detect-ability of watermark is improved even after digital attacks.