I am looking for an alternative to Mac Photos and have stumbled upon darktable. I've played around with it and sort of have the hang of how to select pictures in lighttable and how to edit them in darkroom. But now looking at a pile of pictures and trying to replicate the flow I have used in Photos, I'm realizing one key piece is missing. I don't want to individually enhance each picture. I want some sort of algorithm to analyze each picture and determine the best way to enhance it for me. Photos has this feature and I think it works really well for my very basic needs. You just select a picture and push a button and boom the picture looks "better". Sometimes I need to do more than it can do or undo something I don't like. But maybe 95% of the time it works for me.
Note that nearly all of my images are taken as JPEGs from either my phone, a waterproof camera, or my Sony α6000. I'm not using RAW and don't plan to.
Is there some similar module that I could add to darktable to do this same sort of thing? Or is there an alternative product I should consider that would do that for me?
I know some will comment that I should use RAW or that I should edit each picture individually but it's just not going to happen. That's not the level of effort / interest I have in photography, sorry (not sorry)! My needs are basic and my time is limited so I'm looking for the simple/quick/easy way to improve the pictures. And maybe Mac Photos is as good as it gets so I should stick with that. But if not (and hopefully not), somebody has a suggestion about a better way to go with darktable or something else. Thanks!