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.

Over Image

Allows the grid overlay to be shown on top of the image rather than behind it.

Grid Shape Source

How the size/subdivisions of grid cells are determined.


The grid subdivisions changes based on the zoom level.


The grid subdivisions stays consistent based off the Fixed Subdivisions property.


The grid aligns with pixels from image so each grid cell represents one pixel.

Fixed Subdivisions X, Y

Number of grid units in UV space that make one UV Unit.

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.