Sign in Privacy My Adobe

Photoshop Scripts

Adobe Exchange: The new way to discover and install plug-ins, extensions and content for the Creative Suite. Get it now

NTSC4x3 format

By Douglas Weber September 06, 2002

Rating = 36 votes

Created to easily modify a photo's canvas to conform to NTSC video 4x3 aspect ratio. This allows photos to be imported into video editing software such as Premeire w/o being arbitrarily clipped. Tested with Batch feature to enable mass conversions. Also tested within Actions feature to re-format and save as a JPEG image since non-Premiere video editing software will not read a PS file. To see an example of how this works within an Action, see the

JavaScript may be placed in the Scripts folder within Presets within Photoshop 7.0 folder. Invoke via File... Automate... Scripts. Important note: Script assumes you have preset the desired background color to be used when the canvas size is altered.


License: Freeware
Language: English
Cost: Free
Platform: Win
File format: JS | 0.8 KB

Additional extension information

Author: Douglas Weber
Author website: Not available
Date published: September 06, 2002
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Photoshop 6.x


1-3 of 3 reviews | Show all reviews

MYOC 20-Jun-03 Rating = 0

Can you do one for PAL :)

mike robins 14-Dec-02 Rating = 0

Excellent Doug! Two suggestions. Add the option to save Targa and Bitmap files. Also, convert to NTSC colors. Six stars. Thanks!

Barry Hart 19-Nov-02 Rating = 0

This script is indespensible for Premiere users. Adobe needs to build this function into the next version of Photoshop. I no longer have to render stills with incorrect aspect ratios using my Pinnacle Pro-One. They can now be quickly prepared using this script before going to Premiere.

Add a review

(+) Please log in to submit a review