Apple has released its recently revealed Aperture 1.5 software.

The 125MB release implements a host of improvements to the all-in-one post production tool for photographers.

Aperture 1.5 features a new open library, iLife '06 and iWork '06 integration, XMP metadata support, new adjustment tools and an export API to help extend the Aperture workflow to third party applications and services.

The £219 software offers 20 new and improved features and, with the release of an API for third party plug-in development, is more extendible than before.