This mid-summer update brings three new changes. Firstly, the particle properties dialog has been divided into separate parts: particle image settings and the rest of of particle settings. A new particle image settings dialog implements image library functions and provides a handy way to select an image for your particle effect.
The second addition in this update is a new Magic vortex particle system:
The third change is an improved Ray of light animation. Ray of light animation has been completely reworked, with new customization options have been added: