Hi all,

Once again I am in need of help. I am working on a program for my data structures class and I am ready to pull my hair out. Its almost the end of my semester and I have several programs to complete with little help from my prof.

The assignment is to write a program that displays images in a window and then recursively tiling the images to each corner. The program needs to prompt the user for 3 things, a scaling factor (.1 - .9) for decreasing the size of the images, a minimal size in pixels to scale down to, and 4 different images to be tiled.

I have been able to get it working using one image, but when I prompt the user for a second image file, the program will only display the second file. I could be wrong and it may display the first image fast and then repaint with the second image and I am just not seeing it. Right now, I have it set to recursively tile a single image to all for corners of the window. I need to be able to have different images at each corner, but I don't know how to do it. I can promt the user for more than one file, but I get lost after that.

Any help will be appreciated. I've been working on this for days and my professor isn't a big help. He just answers questions with questions and confuses everyone more than they were previously.

Below is my code...

Java Code:
import java.util.*;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.Panel;
import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;
import javax.imageio.ImageIO;
import javax.swing.JFileChooser;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import javax.swing.filechooser.FileFilter;
import javax.swing.filechooser.FileNameExtensionFilter;

public class ImageRecursion extends Panel {
	private static BufferedImage image;
	private int size;
	private double sc;
	private static int imageWidth;
	private static int imageHeight;
	private static int i = 1;
 public ImageRecursion(File file, double scale, int minSize)
	 size = minSize;
	 sc = scale;
		 	image = ImageIO.read(file);
	 catch (IOException ie) 

  public void paint( Graphics g)  //paints the original image in the entire window
	  imageHeight = image.getHeight();
	  imageWidth = image.getWidth();
	  g.drawImage(image, 0, 0, imageWidth, imageHeight, null);
	  tileImage(imageWidth, imageHeight, image, g);
   private void tileImage(int width, int height, BufferedImage img, Graphics g) //paints the recursive images
	   if(height > size)
    	  g.drawImage(img, 0, 0, width, height, null); //top left
    	  g.drawImage(img, imageWidth - width, 0, width, height, null); //top right
    	  g.drawImage(img, 0, imageHeight - height, width, height, null); //bottom left
    	  g.drawImage(img, imageWidth - width, imageHeight - height, width, height, null); //bottom right
          tileImage((int)(width * sc), (int)(height * sc), img, g);
  static public void main(String args[]) throws Exception {
  JFrame frame = new JFrame("Image Resizing");
  String minSizeIn = JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter minimum image size in pixels: ");
  int mSI = Integer.parseInt(minSizeIn);
  String scaleFactor = JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Enter scaling factor in fractional notation (.1 to .9): ");
  double sF = Double.parseDouble(scaleFactor);
//  while (i <=4)
    FileFilter ff = new FileNameExtensionFilter("JPG, GIF, & PNG Image Files", "jpg","jpeg", "gif", "png");
    JFileChooser file1 = new JFileChooser();
    int returnVal = file1.showDialog(null, "Open file");
    if (returnVal == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION)

    		File file = file1.getSelectedFile();
    		Panel panel = new ImageRecursion(file,sF,mSI);
    JFileChooser file2 = new JFileChooser();
    int returnVal2 = file2.showDialog(null, "Open file");
    if (returnVal2 == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION)

    		File file = file2.getSelectedFile();
    		Panel panel = new ImageRecursion(file,sF,mSI);
    frame.setSize(image.getWidth(), image.getHeight()+40);
    //frame.setSize(imageWidth, imageHeight);
    //frame.setSize(1000, 1000);