- Compressive imaging (CI) is a natural branch of compressed sensing (CS). Although a number of CI implementations have started to appear, the design of efficient CI system still remains a challenging problem. One of the main difficulties in implementing CI is that it involves huge amounts of data, which has far-reaching implications for the complexity of the optical design, calibration, data storage and computational burden. In this paper, we solve these problems by using a two-dimensional separable sensing operator. By so doing, we reduce the complexity by factor of 10 6 for megapixel images. We show that applying this method requires only a reasonable amount of additional samples.