PHOTOSHOP - Storing stacked filters on a smart objects as (retrievable) preset

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I sometimes find myself using a combination of stacked filters on a layer, and in order to replicate the same effect on other images, I create first a smart object and then apply the effects as smart filters (so that I can further tweak if necessary). 

The facts is that now I have to copy the smart filters from the "base" image to  the new one and then "move" that combination of filters from one layer to the other.

Would be possible to store that combination in a preset and name it, so that I don't need to do move any layers  and, even better, re-use the same combination of filters even if I no longer have the "base" image from my drive?

p.s. Yes, I know it could be done through an action, I was just thinking of something specific for smart filters, similar to the way After Effects stores its presets (which I find extremely convenient).
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Giordano

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Chris Cox

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You could duplicate the Smart Object layer as a copy, then replace contents with the new image.
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Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I'm aware of the option you mentioned, although my wish was about being able to apply the same combination of effects without having to retrieve the original image (for "original image" I mean the file that has the smart object with that combination of filters applied).

I know they are different products, but I was hoping to have in PS the functionality of the filter presets in AE: take the presets from a library and "drop" it on the smart object..