By default in Gimp, when I toggle quick mask, it gives me a red background, which I can then use the paint brush to paint over portions of my design, to then enable select. I get it, and that works fine.

But in cases where the design does not stick out so well when the red mask is on...is there a way we can change that red to another color, so we can get a more acurate paint over our designs?

In my case, I have an image of a football player who has a black scarf around his neck, all in the front-ground. The back ground is also as dark as his neck scarf. I would like to change the red tone to something different so I can see his neck scarf better(i.e. where it starts and end).

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Is this possible with Gimp?

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It's Well hidden in the preferences:

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  • Thanks for that find! A Gimp restart is also needed.
    – klewis
    Jan 16, 2023 at 15:35

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