Apple's Aperture software has won the "Best Photo Software" award from leading European photographer's group, the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

Considered the Oscars of the European photography industry, the TIPA awards are judged by representatives from 31 different photography publications across 12 European countries.

Notes on the award website praise Aperture 1.5 as a "high quality, all-in-one post production tool for photographers, that makes shooting in RAW as easy as shooting in JPEG."

The application won considerable praise for its file management, non-destructive image editing, adjustment options, and colour management tools.