9 Festive Ways Depth Cameras Will Make Future Holidays More Fun

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If you’ve ever worried about getting the perfect family snapshot or struggled with whether or not that perfect holiday tree will actually fit in your living room, you can breathe a little easier. Thanks to innovations made possible by Intel® RealSense™ technology that lets you measure objects in a photo and adjust a photo’s focus after the fact, future holidays are going to be a little easier and a lot more fun.

1. Always Get a Perfect Snapshot of the Holiday Pageant

You may be stuck in the back row of the auditorium, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the best picture of your child in the winter pageant. With Intel RealSense snapshot on the upcoming Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android™ Tablet, you will be able to shoot the picture first and change the focus later, so your aspiring actor will always be the star, even if they’re just a background player. 

2. Measure Your Turkey at the Store

When grocery shopping for the perfect ham or turkey for dinner, you’ll be able to do more than just eyeball it—you will be able to use your depth camera to get actual measurements. You’ll have the perfect-sized entree for your holiday meal and never buy a bird that’s too big for your oven.

3. Make Smarter Decorating Decisions

Wondering how much garland or how many strings of lights you need to decorate your home? Soon you’ll be able to stop looking for the blueprints and grab your tablet instead. A simple picture will tell you everything you need to know, from how many lights you’ll need to how big that inflatable snowman can be before it overtakes your house.

4. Get the Perfect Tree

For future holidays, you’ll never again have to worry about buying a tree that won’t fit in the front door. With a photo snapped on your tablet, you will be able to size up a tree before you buy it. This is that last year you’ll have to dig out your tape measure or risk buying another tree that looks too scrawny or too brawny in your living room.

5. Fit Your Family Like a Glove

Soon you’ll be able to buy family and friends clothes as gifts without any guesswork or the inevitable returns. From suits to scarves, you’ll save your recipients a trip to the tailor or the return line by using a snapshot of them to find a gift with a perfect fit.

6. Find the Perfect Place for That New TV 

Unsure if that new flatscreen is going to fit in your parents’ living room? You’ll be able to simply scan the area with your tablet to find out how it’ll look before they unwrap it.

7. Digitize Your Kids’ Height

The holidays are a time for family you don’t get to see all that often. Next year you’ll be able to take a picture of the gang lined up with your depth-sensing camera, and compare its measurements to previous years to see who grew and by how much.

8. Get a Great Action Shot of Everyone 

Next year’s photos of the family flag-football game are going to be a lot sharper since you’ll be able to change the focus of each shot after the fact. When you get home you can change the focus for each person in the photo, so everyone can get a picture tailored just for them.

9. Give More Creative Gifts

When your device has a depth camera, it will be able to record and react to your movements. This extra intuitiveness will come in handy if you want to create a piece of art for a loved one. Sculpt things or paint a picture right in the air, use a 3D printer to turn it into a tangible object, and you’ll have a truly thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gift.

Intel RealSense snapshot with features like in-photo measurements and after-the-fact re-focusing will become the holiday helpers you’ve always wanted. Learn more here.