What is a pre-set in photoshop? (Might have got the name wrong)

1 year 2 months ago #699893 by Sean English
I'm new and want to get into real estate photography. Reading and watching anything I can get my hands on. 
I keep hearing about the term pre-set in photoshop and lightroom. I get the feeling that it is a pre set command that one sets up and then by giving that command that software does X, Y and Z to it's newly uploaded photo. If I am right, then doesnt that mean a wide paint brush ? Each photo needs its own editing. Right? Comment if you know more. Also, can one get these "pre-sets" from someone else ? 

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1 year 2 months ago #700070 by db3348
G'day Sean ,

Surprised  no one  has already answerd this  .
You got the name right .
Presets are existing settings ,  such as tool settings , filter option defaults ,  etc ,  initially set up by the authors / programmers of photoshop  when  they make the software .
As  you guessed ,  a user can make  their own presets  and  save  them into photoshop's library for future application .   And  you  can also  download  from 3rd-party websites  and  install as a 'plug-in' option or tool into photoshop . 
Yes  you are quite right ,  many photos (maybe not every single image )  need  specific treatment  and application of different tool values ,  such as brush sizes,  colour swatches , . . .  Good example,  different sizes of brush,  and  different colour swatches ,  pen stroke thickness , different gradient styles .  List goes on ...

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