Mask node not working for images

hi, I was doing a custom mask on an image and when I tried to view the mask in the viewer but it doesn’t connect I have double-checked it doing the process I know there’s must be something I must be getting wrong to make it work properly if anyone has any suggestions it would help a good bit. here’s the photo of the problemimage

You are in compositor? So try clicking the USE Alpa checkbox.

have tired that and still no luck

Try advancing timeline by 1 frame, as Blender often requires a refresh of its operations to force a draw event.

this helped but I found the problem turns out if u mask on an image near the edge it kinda doesn’t show this depends on the size of the mask with I’m guessing my one is small so that might be a problem