In this paper, a primal-dual algorithm for total bounded variation (TV)type image restoration is analyzed and tested. Analytically it turns out that employing a global Ls-regularization, with 1 < s 2, in the dual problem results in a local smoothing of the TVregularization term in the primal problem. The local smoothing can alternatively be obtained as the infimal convolution of the lr-norm, with r1 + s1 = 1, and a smooth function. In the case r = s = 2, this results in Gauss-TVtype image restoration. The globalized primal-dual algorithm introduced in this paper works with generalized derivatives, converges locally at a superlinear rate, and is stable with respect to noise in the data. In addition, it utilizes a projection technique which reduces the size of the linear system that has to be solved per iteration. A comprehensive numerical study ends the paper.