I have more than 10k nef files from 35mm BW photo negatives. The original negatives were taken over many decades and from quality standpoint are from wall-to-wall: over- and under exposed, contrasty and not so contrasty.
Those raw files should as first iteration be processed to nice positives, preferably with as minimal human intervention as possible.
My plan is to crop photos manually, batch process them with RawTherapee neutral profile and then autocorrect.
Is it possible in autocorrection to do better from RawTherapee Auto Levels or from ImageMagick -auto-level -auto-gamma?