Are images included with any themes?

I just downloaded and installed a Wordpress theme from Envato. I was surprised when I went into “customize”, there were absolutely no “starter” images in any of the pages that I could use or swap out. Even the menus are blank. I’m reading on the author’s page thatt images don’t come with themes. Is that typical?

How often does the theme come without all the beautiful images shown when you buy it, both art and navigatitonal icons?

I noticed in tutorials on YouTube, they show the pages populated with a theme’s images after installation. Is there a place to buy themes that include images?


Most themes (especially more recent ones) won’t include the images

They tend to be stock images which the author does not own the rights to distribute