The Overlays popover configures the overlays that are displayed on top of images. In the header, there is a button to turn off all overlays for the UV Editor. This option also toggles the visibility of UDIMs tile information. The options that are visible in the pop-over depend on the UV Editor mode.

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Additional View Properties can be configured in the Sidebar.



Show the grid background and borders.

Fixed Subdivisions

Displays a grid that does not depend on the zoom level to determine the number of subdivisions. The Custom Grid is useful in combination with Absolute Grid Snap to create precise incremental snapping.

The number of grid units in UV that make one UV unit can be set via the Dynamic Grid Size.

Tiles X, Y

The number of UDIM tile grids to display in each cardinal direction.

UV Editing

Display Stretch

Shows how much of a difference there is between UV coordinates and 3D coordinates. Blue means low distortion, while Red means high distortion. Choose to display the distortion of Angles or the Area.


UV Opacity

Opacity of the above UV overlays.

Display As

Controls how edges are shown.


Display white edges with black outline.


Display dashed black-white edges.


Display black edges.


Display white edges.

Modified Edges

Show results of modifiers in the UV display.


Display faces over the image.


Show Metadata

Displays the metadata if they were set in the render tab’s Metadata panel.