Convert a bunch of PDF documents to JPEG

Well, I found a bunch of PDF documents on my disk today, which I wanted converted to JPEG. Now, Debian replaced ImageMagick in the past for GraphicsMagick, which is supposedly a bit faster and leaner than ImageMagick. So first you need to install graphicsmagick — or rewrite the script to use /usr/bin/convert instead.

The script basically takes every .PDF you have in your current working directory, creates a sub-directory, and then extracts each page of the PDF into a single JPEG image in that subdirectory.

What I had to google for was basically on how to actually pad the output number. According to the man-page of gm, you just put %02d (or %03d, depending on how much pages your PDFs have at the max) in the   desired output file name.