If anyone could help me a bit with the second part of the question it would be great.
So far I found a 4 years old tutorial
that shows how to save presets and some other really old information here on the cow that mentions a plugin.
Since a lot of time has passed since than I am curious if some drastic changes are available in this department. In case that everything is still the same I'm going to stick to the procedure shown in the youtube tut.