In 2011, Louise Lawler began "adjusting to fit"—that is, changing the aspect ratio of her photos to fit the dimensions of the walls on which they are installed. When the adjusted works are vinyl wall murals, they can be any scale but must be centered on the wall. For mounted works, the image is produced to fit the ratio of the wall of its first presentation. In print, the image is adjusted to fit the constraints of its reproduction.
In 2017, she began applying digital filters to distort selected images. The titles acknowledge these processes by adding
"(adjusted to fit)" or "(distorted for the times)" to the original title. The following pictures have been adjusted to fit the space allotted for this viewing room.