iStockphoto has announced a new plug-in for Apple's recently revealed Aperture 1.5 software.

The tool lets iStockphoto artists who use Aperture manage and tag their images, and batch-upload them directly to The plug-in automatically pulls keyword and metadata information from Aperture, streamlining photographers' workflow, saving them time.

"iStockphoto is home to more than 25,000 photographers and we think Aperture is the perfect image workflow production tool for these artists," said Bruce Livingstone, CEO of iStockphoto. "By using our new plug-in for Aperture, our photographers have the ability to batch-upload their images directly to our site with all the right tags in place, greatly simplifying and streamlining the entire process."

"Aperture and iStockphoto, each in their own unique way, represent what is best about the renaissance that digital has brought to photography," said Rob Schoeben, Apple's vice president of applications product marketing. "The collaborative workflow made possible by Aperture's export API and iStockphoto's new plug-in provides a great way to seamlessly connect local photographers to a vast online stock photography market."

The iStockphoto plug-in is a free download from the company's website.