# Autoscroll multipage figures, avoid jumps in overlays

I have a multipage pdf image and I want to put it into a beamer slide with an itemize environment in overlay. I want the page of the pdf image to automatically scroll each time an item appears.

In other words, I'm wondering whether there exists an option like <+-> for \includegraphics (the documentation of graphicx doesn't say anything about that).

\begin{columns}
\begin{column}{.45\linewidth}
\begin{overlayarea}{\linewidth}{.25\textheight}
\only<1>{\includegraphics[page=1]{img/multipage}}
\only<2>{\includegraphics[page=2]{img/multipage}}
\only<3>{\includegraphics[page=3]{img/multipage}}
\only<4>{\includegraphics[page=4]{img/multipage}}
\end{overlayarea}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{.55\linewidth}
\begin{itemize}
\item<2-> first item, appears on page 2
\item<3-> second item, appears on page 3
\item<4-> third item, appears on page 4
\item<4-> fourth item, appears on page 4
\end{itemize}
\end{column}
\end{columns}


Another (very annoying) issue is that the figure "walks" around the frame at each page. I've tried using overlayarea but it does not seem to solve the problem.

Any suggestions?

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There is indeed such an option: \includegraphics<+>[page=1]{example-image}

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{columns}
\begin{column}{.45\linewidth}
\begin{overlayarea}{\linewidth}{.25\textheight}
\includegraphics<+>[page=1]{example-image}
\includegraphics<+>[page=1]{example-image-a}
\includegraphics<+>[page=1]{example-image-b}
\includegraphics<+>[page=1]{example-image-c}
\end{overlayarea}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{.55\linewidth}
\begin{itemize}
\item<2-> first item, appears on page 2
\item<3-> second item, appears on page 3
\item<4-> third item, appears on page 4
\item<4-> fourth item, appears on page 4
\end{itemize}
\end{column}
\end{columns}

\end{frame}

\end{document}