I have a JPG image, then I add a new layer on top, with Mode: Color, and fill with color red. I get what I want, where the image below shows through:

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But when I do the exact same thing on another image (also JPG), that image is completely blocked:

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What am I doing wrong? In both cases, the Layer Fill Type of the new layer is set to Transparency. In both cases, I use the same red color to fill the layer.

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Turns out, the second image that was being blocked was grayscale. I changed it to RGB using:

Image -> Mode -> RGB

Afterwards, it was OK. Hope this helps others.

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