After Effects templates missing assets.

I have purchased a few After Effects templates, and when I open them in AE, the scenes look good, but any and all images are missing. After checking, the image assets seen in the sample video aren’t included in the folders, so in the corresponding AE image composition, there are no layers and no visible images. Even though the composition works and I can add my own, it helps to have the sample images to start. Any idea?

Hi, almost never are those images included in the project because authors don’t own them and therefor they can not distribute them.

Thanks for the reply. I was guessing they could legally just use watermarked images for placeholders, but perhaps it’s not that simple.